Ik kwam bij Ace's Hardware nog wat nieuws tegen over de socket versie van de Athlon. Het lijkt erop dat-ie gaat komen:
According to this EE Times Taiwan report, AMD's answer the above question is "Yes, K7 will go socket when the time is ripe in the future," This comes as a no surprise at all, since Intel has decided to move PIII over to Socket-418 to cut cost and put price pressure on K7. Anyway, there is more to this report: VIA is reportedly almost done with its K7 chipset, VIA KX, and is only waiting for AMD's signal to announce it publicly, possibly in September.
Also, according to this interesting report in PC Week Taiwan, AMD had already decided on launching a new Socket format (400+ pins) next year long before the Slot-A K7 was announced. However, Intel was afraid that AMD may establish a new Socket standard in the industries with that, and so it went ahead and announced its Socket-418.