Merced to suck(?)

Robert Harley (
Mon, 20 Oct 1997 14:03:04 +0200 (MET DST)

Am I the only one underwhelmed by the bits leaked at Microprocessor Forum?
Apparently one of the Intel droids (Fred Pollack) said:

"wait until the *second* IA-64 chip - it will knock your socks off"

Sheesh, excuses already for vapour-ware supposed to materialise in two
years. Lame-o-rama.

Digital demoed Alphas with the next generation chip, 21264.
The current generation 21164 gets SPEC 18.8, 29.2 whereas the latest
300MHz Pentium II score is 11.9, 8.56.

-- R.