"Athlon... Thunderbird... Duron... and now details of the 64 bit x86 extensions that are the foundation of AMD's upcoming "Hammer" series of processors. Sledgehammer will be the first processor in this series; and I for one am eagerly awaiting its release.
I wish to thank Bob Mitton and Rob Lallier of AMD who were kind enough to brief me on the information they are releasing on August 10th; and special thanks to Christy for answering the phone at 7:22pm :-)
I am grateful that they were able to provide a copy of "The AMD x86-64TM Architecture Programmers Overview" - which provided much more information about the instruction set extensions and the internal organization of the new 64 bit AMD x86 processor family."
FULL STORY @ CPUREVIEW (http://www.cpureview.com/art_64bit_a.html)