Congratulations, It's A Clone

Insiders at Advanced Micro Devices Inc. have known since last summer that Intel Corp.'s monopoly in 386 chips, the world's best-selling microprocessor, was over. The break came on Aug. 10. That's when AMD's hush-hush design team, dubbed the Cave Dwellers because they labored in a windowless laboratory nicknamed The Cave, rushed out to revel under the Texas sun. Their competing chip, which was formally unveiled in late March as the AM386, had passed its initial tests with flying colors.

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