Bij Siliconews is een interview geplaatst met Cathy Abbinanti, PR vrouwtje bij AMD. De gestelde vragen hebben uiteraard vrijwel allemaal betrekking op de AMD Duron (Spitfire) en de Thunderbird. Hieronder wat gedeeltes:
What is the current situation for "Socket A" motherboards that will support the Spitfire? Will Socket A boards be available when the Spitfire launches? Will AMD be producing a chipset for this board or will Socket A boards only feature 3rd party chipsets?
AMD expects broad industry support from our infrastructure partners for Socket A, and we expect there will be more than adequate MB supply to meet Socket A product availability. AMD's next generation chipset, the AMD-760, will support Socket A. As far as 3rd parties go, as production of the Spitfire processor ramps, we expect [motherboards] to be introduced featuring chipsets from ALi, SiS and VIA.
Is an SMP chipset planned for either the Spitfire or Athlon?
SMP is planned for an AMD chipset late this year. That's all I can say on that one.
How do you think the Spitfire compare to the CeleronII in price/performance/availibility?
Spitfire is designed to compete aggressively against the Intel Celeron. That's about as specific as I can get right now.