AnandTech heeft wat info via email ontvangen over de AMD Athlon processor:
According to Infopro, AMD will release the Athlon processor to the masses in August. AMD has also chosen ASUS, GIGABYTE and MICROSTAR to manufacture AMD Athlon motherboards based on the AMD chipset. The chipset is exclusive to AMD and they will distribute it themseleves.
There are already two manufacturers doing Athlon mainboards. One is Fester, the other is Shina. Fester uses 6 layers PCB, 1 AGP, 4 PCI and 3 ISA. Shina uses 4 layer PCB with 5 PCI and will mass produce in September 99.
Another news is that, two of the major chipset players VIA and ALi in Taiwan will be releasing their Athlon compatible chipset. They will make use of DDR technology. FSB will remain at 100Mhz. It will incorporate support for PC133 SDRAM.