The already impressive clockspeeds of the Athlon are ramping up even better than expected, as the fastest Athlon currently available is at 650 MHz. This is 50 MHz higher than AMD announced and reliable sources tell us that the Athlon-550/600 are good overclockers, capable of reaching 650 MHz and more.
However, The Athlon will not be easily overclockable in comparison to current products. It is necessary to have a hardware device that connects to the "Golden Fingers" of the CPU to change the multiplier settings.
This device is not widely available, but industry sources tell us that this will change in the future. The first Slot A motherboards can't use memory bus speeds greater than 100 MHz, but do not despair. Other, well informed sources informed us that future (Q4 '99?) Slot A motherboards from ASUS and FIC will provide selectable memory speeds. So, despite the fact that changing the multiplier will be difficult, if not impossible, you should be able to overclock.
Dat laatste, over de mogelijkheid om de busspeed omhoog te gooien, klinkt in ieder geval al positief .