Moederplank fabrikanten hebben hun bezorgheid uitgesproken over de vraag of VIA in staat is om voldoende KT133 chipsets te leveren. Vroege indicaties zouden aangeven dat VIA niet in staat is om de grote vraag bij te houden, aldus The Register:
AMD launched its Thunderbird Athlons on Monday, but a source at a major mobo manufacturer said today that it had been encouraged to launch designs based on a Via solution rather than one from the microprocessor company.
He said early indications were that Via would be unable to supply sufficient quantities of the chipset to meet the demand, and that AMD had encouraged his firm to design the solution round the Taiwanese firm's solution.
But Richard Brown, marketing director at Via, was confident his company could deliver enough silicon to meet the needs of the motherboard makers.