Volgens een post van een Abit mannetje op het message board van JC is de nieuwe Coppermine Celeron niet geschikt voor multi-processing. Het daarvoor benodigde pinnetje is (zoals viel te verwachten) keihard gedisabled. Verder in de post wat info over de nieuwe SMP plank van Abit:
It seems that dual Celeron2 is almost impossible. The pin or SMP signal is actually disabled this time.
About the successor of BP6.... actually I haven't heard anything about our new SMP board project.
There would several choice for the chipset, I guess:
Thank for all your suggestions and concerning.
- VIA 694X, like Tyan Tiger133 http://www.tyan.com/products/html/s1834.html ) forged in dual Socket370 form factor
- Intel i820, but the C/P ratio is not so valuable? Rambus modules costs a lot.
- Intel i815(?): rumors said that the newer ICH2 southbridge would contain integrated I/O APIC. But this assumption is not approved yet recently.
- The upcoming VIA PC266 series: Integrated I/O APIC also. Supporting 133MHz DDR SDRAM (PC266).
- Any others? Perhaps Intel has officially admit that all Coppermine P3 could support SMP (related information available The Register UK: http://www.theregister.co.uk/000328-000003.html ). I think there would be more dual socket370 products unveiled by many motherboard manufacturers this year. ABIT won't be absent from our customers' requirement. I would forward these suggestion to our R&D manager.
Francis Jan ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
FAE Department, ABIT