Palomino Desktop to be Named Athlon MP

Taken from <A HREF="http:// www.jc-news.com/pc " target="_new">http:// www.jc-news.com/pc </A>

Oh, thank you evil gods of bad marketing, for sparing AMD just this one time (verily, we know that you are dearly worshipped by Jerry and Co.)! According to this link, the Athlon may not carry the "Athlon 4" designation outside of its current haunting in the mobile market. Reportedly, the server version of the K7 family will be called Athlon MP, which I deem as a pretty good idea (even if other versions of the K7 can do multiprocessing, placing the "MP" in the server version could make the chip more attractive to server/workstation buyers because it *sounds* more professional (heh, heh, "MP" = "More Professional"?<g>). Calling it "Athlon 4" would have made prospective business buyers think something like "Hey, it's like the Pentium 4, and I heard that P4 isn't for workstations or servers, so this one probably isn't , either". Kudos to clear minds prevailing, if this particular news bit is actually true. Andy Wonisch

URL u need a translator to translate it, but you can clearly see 1/2 way down the page that its Athlon MP

<A HREF="http://news.zdnet.de/story/0,,s2087716,00.html" target="_new">http://news.zdnet.de/story/0,,s2087716,00.html</A>

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  1. server version anyhow..

    so its not all called Athlon 4

    --call it what you wish, with this machine I can make mercury flow in 3 directions at once--
  2. HEY I LIKED ATHLON4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. SO DID I! I was dreaming of saying A4...

    Aklein

    It's raining outside, and my lawn has grown a foot overnight!
  4. ttt

    --call it what you wish, with this machine I can make mercury flow in 3 directions at once--
  5. tttt

    --call it what you wish, with this machine I can make mercury flow in 3 directions at once--
  6. to the bloddy top!

    --call it what you wish, with this machine I can make mercury flow in 3 directions at once--
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