News Burst: AMD bringing 64-bit computing to the desktop

Summary:New chip will be based on technology from AMD's 64-bit server chip

Some say it can't or shouldn't be done, but Advanced Micro Devices is looking to an Athlon successor to bring 64-bit computing to the desktop PC.

Although not due until at least late next year, a replacement for Athlon will run at 2GHz and above, offering 64-bit memory addressing, AMD officials revealed here at PC Expo.

The new chip will be based on technology from AMD's 64-bit server chip, code-named Sledgehammer.

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