1GHz: The whole story

How AMD pipped Intel to the 1GHz microprocessor post

AMD turned up the heat on sworn enemy Intel on Monday by breaking the 1GHz speed barrier ahead of its industry rival.

It is no secret that these manufacturers have been in a ferocious battle to roll out a chip breaking this major landmark first, and while AMD is preening itself as the new king of the microprocessor wars, Intel has been left licking its wounds.

So how did AMD turn the tables on its giant opponent, what is the importance of this new processor speed and what does the future hold for these two adversaries? Read on to find out more.

Now that the gigahertz barrier has been broken, what's next? Will anyone care when we pass 2GHz? Michael Caton thinks not. Go and read the news comment at AnchorDesk UK.