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January 30, 2002 6:46:19 AM

Well, I certainly hope this is a joke:

"It's been revealed that AMD had applied for the following trademarks on 21th of December 2001. I guess these will be the code names for the next generation CPUs, maybe Hammer series...

- AMD FORTON
- AMD METARON
- AMD MULTEON
- AMD VANTON
- AMD OPTERON "

This from hardwaremania.com. Those have got to be the gayest names I have ever heard. I thought williamette, northwood and Yamhill were gay, but the names listed above are even worse. AMD has a hard enough time marketing chips, wimp names like that dont help.


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January 30, 2002 9:07:57 AM

Again, as I replied to meltdowns post, companies take out trademark permissions on a ton of names, and it does not mean they will ever use them. It is standard operating procedure.

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January 30, 2002 8:31:01 PM

I sure hope they pick MULTEON, that way I can come out with "<A HREF="http://www.mulletmadness.com/index.html" target="_new">Mulletron: the Cpu with the rad do</A>" trust me it'll be good for all the AMDLoving Canadians that frequent these boards! :) 

oh, and Oregonians too!

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January 30, 2002 8:39:58 PM

im suprised a preson like u wouldnt like them to take the name MELTRON ;) 

knaffy man!

The lack of thermal protection on Athlon's is cunning way to stop morons from using AMD. :) 
January 30, 2002 8:49:41 PM

Man, that's a really funny website :lol: 

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January 30, 2002 11:32:30 PM

The only one that strikes me as fine is Multeon but even then you'd think it's Intel's next Xeon!
What would you guys name the next AMD? I'd love to keep Clawhammer as commercial name! But we are talking codenames not commercial names? So AthlonXP is still gonna be the com?
As for com, let ClawHammer anyday.

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January 31, 2002 7:02:40 AM

Interesting question Eden, what would we AMD nuts name future cores/chips?
Thor - norse god of thunder ( i think) and had a really big hammer. My SB live has the thunder .wav on startup, so it reminds me of him.

thats all i can come up with. Its 3:00am so im not feeling creative right now. Perhaps a core based on Norse Gods would be cool. But the XP names will likely stay so it really doesnt matter.

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January 31, 2002 8:29:04 AM

Athlon XP? What about - Hammer .net!
LOL
January 31, 2002 3:51:59 PM

I think Hammer would be a good name for a new AMD CPU, and it will do fine as commercial name in my opinion.
Don't these names sound good:
AMD Hammer 3 GHz [or]
AMD Athlon Hammer 4000+
Or whatever they come up with.

My case has so many fans that it hovers above the ground :eek:  .
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