8-10GHz on 70nm? Nice.
Ah! The heady days of Pentium 3-4...
And not just 70 nm —- EUV 70nm!
I wonder if there were engineers or physicists at Intel in 2000 who were saying “uh guys....” or if everybody really believed the marketing.
Intel marketing was clearly mad with power at the turn of the century. They used the paper tiger of Itanium to bluff everybody except ibm and amd to drop out of the 64 bit server market, for example.
It really did seem like intel was this unstoppable juggernaut. Oh how the mighty have stumbled!
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