TAIPEI, Taiwan -- At the Computex trade show here today, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. announced that more than 35 leading hardware vendors plan to support its upcoming 32/64-bit microprocessor lines.
PC motherboard, chip set, memory, clock generator, and others pledged support for AMD's eighth-generation processor lines, code-named ClawHammer and SledgeHammer, according to the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company. ClawHammer will be known as the Athlon in the market, while SledgeHammer will be branded Opteron.
At Taiwan's largest PC show, AMD also received a major endorsement from Taiwanese top motherboard makers, including Asustek, Elitegroup, First International Computer, Gigabyte, and MSI.
Shipments of the Opteron processor for servers and workstations are planned to begin in the first half of 2003. Shipments of AMD's eighth-generation AMD Athlon processor for desktops are planned to begin in the fourth quarter of 2002.