Onze russische vrienden van iXBT Labs hebben in Moskou een AMD Developer's meeting bijgewoond, en daar hebben ze wat interessant info vandaan weten te halen. Er gaat een socket versie van de K7 komen, alleen is nog niet bekend welk socket dat gaat worden:
The idea of dividing the whole PC market into a number of clear-cut segments is still occupying the manufacturers' minds. For example, AMD is going to produce its K7 not only for the already promised Slot A and Slot B, but also for Socket. However, no one knows yet which Socket it will be. We can only suppose that it will hardly be a Socket7, because in the year 2000, when Socketed AMD K7 is due, Socket 7 won't be that popular any longer. That's why it is likely to be either a Socket370, which has every chance to become the absolute sales hit, or the "improved" Socket418. Or even a totally new Socket if AMD considers itself to be skillful enough in promoting its own CPU interfaces. By the way, in order to make it easier for customers to choose the right processor, AMD will provide its K7 Athlon with multicolored logos - each color will denote a particular market segment. So, from now on we will decide on this or that CPU regarding their color and not their performance.
Hmm, is de Athlon uberhaupt wel te combineren met een Intel (BX, Camino whatever) chipset?