Dat Gigabyte een K7 plank ging bakken werd twee dagen geleden al bekend. Vandaag werd deze info bevestigd in een press release:
Taipei, Taiwan, June 1, 1999 - Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. of Taiwan today announced plans to produce motherboards optimized to support the yet-to-be-released AMD-K7™ microprocessor. The new motherboard, which is expected to go into mass production early in Q3, will optimize the many enhanced features of both the new processor and the new AMD core logic (chipset).
Key features will include 5 PCI slots and a 200 MHz front side bus (North Bridge-to-CPU) which is based on the Alpha EV6 protocol.. Comprehensive hardware health monitoring, ACPI 1.0 and APM 1.2 power management, and Super I/O capabilities will also be standard. The motherboard will be produced in the ATX form factor.
In a brief interview provided to the Taiwanese press, senior Gigabyte executives praised the new motherboard as the latest example of Gigabyte's fundamental and enduring focus on product innovation and providing its customers with the widest range of high performance computer technologies.