Last month we brought you all CPU Roadmaps for 2001 from both AMD and Intel. We outlined in detail the two new Athlon cores that will be debuting in 2001 and into 2002, not to mention the two corresponding Duron cores. We outlined AMD's transition to x86-64 and their goal to bring a 64-bit architecture to the performance PC market segment.
On Intel's side of things we explained the positioning of the Pentium 4 processor over the next year, detailing the introduction of the 1.3GHz P4 as well as the first 2GHz processors. We provided info on the first 0.13-micron Pentium 4s as well as the "new" Pentium III that are due out late next year as well.
While just over a month has passed, we have received some more interesting information that will help to round out our coverage of the CPU manufacturers. With this updated information we are presenting a CPUs in 2001: Roadmap Update to help you all stay on top of the latest happenings in the ever-changing industry.
Before you proceed we strongly suggest that you read the following articles and their respective parts to gain a complete understanding of the codenames and products we are referring to in this update. Remember that this is only an update so you'll want to read our full roadmap articles for a complete picture of the immediate future of the CPU industry.
None of the information contained in this article is provided by AMD/Intel and the following roadmap may not hold true. Let’s just call it a set of “informed” guesses at what we think these companies will be doing in the next year. The dates mentioned here may change at any given time however we will make a strong effort to provide you all with the most up to date information as soon as we have it.
Now, on to the update.