News Burst: AMD dumps K6-3D moniker

AMD has re-named its K6-3D the K6-2 which is due to be released with a clock speed of 300MHz at the end of May.

The chip will use the super7 architecture which has a bus speed of 100MHz and supports AGP.

Rana Mainee, European market analysis and planning manager at AMD, said the K6-3D was just a code-name. Highlighting the loss of the term 3D in the chip's name, Mainee was quick to point out that "the 3D technology in the K6-2 is called 3DNOW!"

Mainee claimed the K6-2 300Mhz would "deliver performance comparable to a Pentium II 400Mhz due to its accelerated bus and extra floating point capability".

Intel was not available for comment.