Ace's Hardware heeft een nieuwsposting geplaatst over de stand van zaken wat betreft de ontwikkeling van AMD Athlon moederborden:
According to this Ctech Taiwan report, Asus, Gigabyte and Microstar have completed their K7 motherboard samples. Gigabyte and Microstar will stick to AMD's Slot-A chipset whereas Asus will use a hybrid chipset of AMD northbridge and a VIA southbridge. Mass productions of these motherboards are expected to start by end of July or August, with Asus's K7 board expected to come out first. The actual shipping date of the motherboards will be dependent on both the availability of K7 and "Intel's mood". Also, it's projected that AMD will ship a total of 1 million K7 by the end of 99. [break]Verder nog deze blurb over VIA's Slot-A chipset, die zal in eerste instantie geen 133MHz FSB ondersteunen (onder druk van Intel?):[/break]
Another Ctech Taiwan report says VIA's initial Slot-A chipset will feature AGP 4X and DDR PC133 memory support, but the FSB is only at 100 Mhz, duh!! 133 Mhz FSB support will only arrive next year. Again, duh!!! Also, VIA's Slot-A chipset series will be known as KX series. VIA KX chipset is expected to be introduced in August, and mass produced by end of Q3 or early Q4.