JC heeft een artikeltje in mekaar geklust rond de hardnekkige geruchten dat Athlon systemen niet stabiel draaien onder Windows NT. Uit de honderden reacties, waaronder ook een groot aantal uit de professionele en zakelijke hoek, kan geconcludeerd worden dat Athlons absoluut probleemloos onder NT4 en Windows 2000 werken:
Overall, the Athlon does work in NT, and from these reports it works well. In all honesty, I was expecting a lower win:loss ratio than this, so it is a very pleasant surprise to see the Athlon flourishing so well in these many examples.
This by NO means should at all be taken to imply anything negative about competitive products. Just because the Athlon is a great (according to many of the respondents here) processor for Windows NT has no bearing, positive or negative, on the Pentium or Celeron processors being manufactured by rival Intel Corp.
I wanted to keep that clear because I do not want this to be seen as some small-time Intel-bashing AMD-zealotry. It is accepted by the industry that the Pentium III (for instance) is a very reliable cpu for NT, so an article for it would not be needed here. On the other hand, the industry as a whole rates the Athlon as "we're not sure yet" in terms of NT/business stability/reliability, and I believe an article like this will be (and is) very useful towards helping to favour facts above heresay in computer purchasing decisions.