The next step
the register notes that AMD has now announced a Copper 1.1GHz K7 chip and claims that it can start shipping the thing whenever they want. Intel had just done the same with an Aluminium P3 "Coppermine" at 1GHz. The race will never end...I should have known.
The standards war
the register also notes that Intel now also has to face the competition in other sectors, like the development of interface standards. Intel had just announced a new comm slot standard, when VIA, AMD and others announced their alternative. I start to think not all of this hassle is really only good for the customers.
the register notes,and this will be the last register news for today, that japanese researchers hae figured out how to handle holographic, multilayered memory. The thing works like a normal, for example credit card hologram, but instead of a picture, the lasers write and read bits. Those mediums might be very cheap and high density, also allowing for very high read speeds.
MacUser UK rumors that Apple might be brining out a G4 based iMac in Summer, maybe going along with the next speed boost (after the 600MHz G3). This will also introduce the first use of IBM G4 chips, according to MacUser. I'm not sure about this however, after all the G4 is quite an expensive chip. Maybe for a top-notch business iMac?...
The Idiots take on 3D cards
MacObserver's Idiots talk or babble about upcoming and fast 3D cards for the Mac. For example the upcoming Voodoo4/5.
780MHz PPC this year
MacCentral notes that at this years ISSCC in San Fran, Motorola will demo a PPC chip clocking at 780 MHz. Performance should be comparable to an 1GHz Willamette. However it is not clear whether this chip will be a G4 or something else.
15" Pismo option?
MOSR notes that there may be a 15" version of Psimo later after its release. I overread that yesterday I think.