Intel factory worries
the register notes that INtel is hoping to be able to move to a smaller 0.13 micron process soon (like the G4e will be) and that it is also looking into copper technology now. The first "Willamette" chips will be 0.18 micron, but Intel plans to put out some 0.13 copper Willies as soon as possible. The also want to switch to bigger wafers, for more cost effective production. However, Intel already sees a few problems that migth arise. things that have to do with copper, 0.13 micron process and production heat. According to Intel that might cause some troubles. I wonder if Motorola also noticed any of this, before they actually ran into trouble with the G4.
Athlon prices drop
the register notes that AMD has, as a follow-up to recent moves from Intel, such as the announcement of 850-866MHz Coppermines, lowered Athlon prices by as much as 60%. The K7 700 now sells for only 270$. Even the Celeron can't compete with AMD's prices now. Intel faces a dual-front war: Speed AND price.
MacNN has updated its MacWorld Tokyo wrap-up once more. Have a look what happened point by point.
G4 400 review
MacObserver takes a look under the hood of the PowerMac G4 400 and finds it is a great machine. Was that a surprise?
Mac OS X and games?
MGL has started a series of articles talking about how and whether developers adopt Mac OS X as a gaming platform. When will the first "X only" games appear? Will id be first?:)
RealPC and games?
MacCentral notes that FWB has updated their PC emulator "Real PC" to version 1.1. requirements are pretty low and so far RealPC proved faster than VPC under DOS, but I don't know how much faster VPC 3.0 is than its predecessors.
They are afraid?
3dhardware links to ChipTesters talking about how Apple actually pulls the market again, and how 1GHz KryoAthlons DO NOT dominate the market. Expect some extreme bias over there, but after all, they are afraid of the "at least 200MHz slower iMacs". tztztz...
SharkyExtreme finally has a first wrap-up of the happenings of this year's Intel Developer Forum. Read about Willamette, RAMBUS, 3D and others.