The Athlon 1.1G Processor
February 8, 2000 2:58 PM   Subscribe

The Athlon 1.1G Processor is due out this summer. I'm sure I'll need it to run my 36GB hard drives and my 140GB CDROM, but it's still a bit of a shock considering that only a few years ago I decided to splurge and get a cutting edge 486-66(MHz) with a 170MB hard drive I knew I'd never fill it up.
posted by CrazyUncleJoe (8 comments total)
I bet a machine like that would play some kickass solitaire.
posted by mathowie at 3:22 PM on February 8, 2000

Is there an Intel rival for this baby?
I didn't think that a CPU of that speed would be around until 2001.
posted by tomcosgrave at 5:08 PM on February 8, 2000

It would probably decide it doesn't need *you* to play solitare.
posted by dangerman at 5:28 PM on February 8, 2000

You're gonna waste that speed on Solitare? Minesweeper baby!
posted by Mark at 6:55 PM on February 8, 2000

It was in the early days of the year 2000 that they developed a computer powerful enough to beat all but the best human tic-tac-toe players...
posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 7:16 PM on February 8, 2000

And I'll take Whoopi to block please.
posted by dangerman at 7:38 PM on February 8, 2000

Wow, just like Big Blue vs. Kasparov. I wonder what kind of heat that thing will have.
posted by Cavatica at 7:23 AM on February 9, 2000

If you mean Whoopi Goldberg, I understand there is a huge heat sink in the center square - if you mean the Altheon, it's apparently not a big heat generator - comparable to current chips at least.
posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 9:03 AM on February 9, 2000

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