Slick Willy

Yesterday, I made a post about a demonstration of a 1.5 GHz Willamette processor. IDF coverage confused many as to the true specs of this Willamette. It is confirmed by first-hand reports on SI and at AnandTech that Intel did have their core clock at 1.5GHz and the integer ALU unit at a 3GHz clock. Whether the 1.5GHz-clocked Willamette was air-cooled or not has not been confirmed. The presentation system that Albert Yu used was also powered by a Willamette, showing that the processor design was stable in at least some form. Thanks goes for Troy for pointing out this controversy coverage over at Ace's Hardware.
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