Na alle geruchten over benchmarks die bij The Register te lezen waren, heeft Ace's Hardware nu een verhaal in elkaar gezet over de geschiktheid van de K7 in zware servers. Prijs is dan geen probleem, betrouwbaarheid en ondersteuning des te meer:
This sentence says it all, how the industry thinks about AMD's plans:
AMD is a far cry from Intel in multi-processing.You can hardly blame people for being very skeptic about AMD and multiprocessing, no AMD processor has ever ran in a multiprocessor system. The K7 will be their first attempt and Intel has very strong reputation in this area. [break]Verder staat er nog wat info over de chipsets:[/break] The single processor chipset is called "Ironside" (API calls it "Nautilus") and supports 100 MHz SDRAM. This is the chipset that will be ready upon the launch of the K7. The single processor boards will use the Slot A interface. The dual processor chipset with the name "Caspian" should be available later this year. "Caspian" supports a dual K7 or an Alpha 21264 configuration combined with 133 MHz SDRAMs memory. (This confirms one of the first articles of Brian) [break]En wat verontrustende info over de moederborden:[/break] It is heavily rumored that ASUS will be probably one of the first motherboard manufacturers to make a Slot A motherboard, but one of the largest motherboard manufacturers reports: AMD has been traditionally weak in working with 3rd party motherboard manufacturers, and they are even more tight-lipped about the K7. That's why we haven't even started our K7 designs yet, even though we're one of the world's leading motherboard companies. AMD rarely discloses info on new technology to anyone but 2 or 3 system OEM partners until launch time.