Patrick Schmid van Tom's Hardware Guide heeft een verslagje geschreven over het VIA Tech Forum 2000. Het verslag gaat voor het grootste deel over de nieuwe DDR chipsets van VIA, de KT266 en Apollo Pro 266. Daarnaast is er een stukje te vinden over ACR (de opvolger van AMR en CNR) en over de Savage4 chipsets van VIA (binnenkort ook in DDR smaak beschikbaar):
Other topics on the VTF were the development of the PC architecture, the success of IEEE1394/Firewire, future network technologies and the Cyrix III. The main focus was of course on the new chipsets with DDR support, as it could extend VIA's new role of the world's largest PC chipset supplier.
VIA has done a very important job by carrying out the Tech Forum. Lots of companies were involved, showing their support of VIA. The Taiwanese company has a very big chance now. If VIA's new DDR-chipsets live up to the expectations, Intel will be beaten to the punch in the chipset market. I doubt that the Santa Clara company can afford any more defeats and failures this year.
AMD and ALi are not asleep and launching their own products shortly. AMD and VIA are not competing with each other here, as the Texan company does not want to fully step into the chipset business. However, AMD has to make sure that Athlon and Duron get DDR-support soon and VIA is well-known for serving customers with Intel processors first.