AMD is narrowing the performance gap with Intel at Comdex, introducing versions of its K6-2 processor running at 400, 380 and 366MHz.
The 400MHz AMD chip will be built into the new, ADSL equipped desktop systems announced by Compaq on Monday.
The chips include AMD?s 3DNow technology, which speeds up 3D rendering. They are based on the 100MHz Super7 socket architecture, a faster version of Intel?s Socket 7.
Also at the show, former Mac clonemaker Umax introduced a notebook sporting a 333MHz K6-2, the Actionbook 333T. The device will sell for $1,599, including 32Mbytes Ram, a 3.2Gbytes hard drive, 24x speed CD-Rom and a 12.1-inch TFT screen.
The 400MHz AMD K6-2 is available now and is priced at $283, with the 380MHz part selling for $213 and the 366MHz chip going for $187.
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