KH Yeap van Ace's Hardware meldt dat begin juni mobo-fabrikanten hun Socket A plankjes zullen showen op de Taiwan International Computer Expo. Sommige zullen echter al eind deze maand beginnen met massa produktie. Verder schijnt het dat het dus wél mogelijk is om een converter te maken om Socket A Duron's of T-birds op je Slot-A Athlon bord te prikken. Het slechte nieuws is alleen dat fabrikanten ze niet zullen bakken omdat de kosten te hoog zijn .
According to Shopping Guide Taiwan , Taiwanese motherboard makers will demo their Socket-A motherboards at the upcoming Taiwan International Computer Expo in early June. Some motherboard makers are actually quoted as saying that they will start mass production and shipment of Socket-A motherboards as early as the end of this month. These motherboards will feature VIA's KZ133 chipset, which is similar feature-wise to its Slot-A sibling KX133. Now something that caught my attention: "Slotket-A" or Slot-A-to-Socket-A converter boards do exist! We have previously reported that Socket-A K7s cannot be used on Slot-A motherboards via a Slotket-A converter card due to some compatibility issues, but apparently that is not correct. According to the same report, some motherboard makers have already successfully produced Slotket-A cards, but they do not have any plan of mass producing these cards in the near future due to high cost. DUH!