A note from analyst Rick Whittington at AmTech to his clients said Intel will "soon unveil" a 64-bit X86 processor.

But, claimed Whittington, it will take Intel nearly a year to build support in the way of motherboards, chipsets and graphics accelerators for such a device.
That, he claimed, will leave 2004 "wide open" for AMD.

Read more: The Inquirer.