Intel Working On Yamhill Technology

Seeking to fend off a sudden charge from AMD, Intel is still working on its code-named “Yamhill” technology for 32/64-bit processor designs, according to a report from investment banking firm American Technology Research Corp.


Seeking to fend off a sudden charge from AMD, Intel is still working on its code-named “Yamhill” technology for 32/64-bit processor designs, according to a report from investment banking firm American Technology Research Corp. For some time, Intel has been working on “Yamhill,” which is a 32-bit chip technology with 64-bit extensions. Most believe “Yamhill” is a 32-bit Xeon server processor with 64-bit capabilities.

“Intel, for the first time in its history, directly accesses the mid to upper bounds of the enterprise computing market with Itanium 2, has a very strong desktop-replacement and mobile notebook set of offerings and is likely to eventually supply a 64-bit extension of its P4/P5. Any 64-bit variant of P5 not in evidence until 2005,” but the “Yamhill” technology “would seem to present the only real challenge to AMD’s Athlon 64, which should more or less enjoy the power desktop by itself in H1 2004.

VR-Zone is a leading online technology news publication reporting on bleeding edge trends in PC and mobile gadgets, with in-depth reviews and commentaries.