Volgens een artikel van EBN Online is er door het tekort aan BX en ZX chipsets een toenemende vraag onstaan naar VIA Apollo Pro chipsets met support voor PC133 SDRAM:
Via Technologies Inc., for one, has seen a sharp increase in sales of its next-generation PC133 core-logic chipsets, said Dean Hays, director of marketing for the Fremont, Calif.-based company. “It's made it an easy decision for buyers to skip Intel and jump on the PC133 bandwagon,” said Hays, whose company has openly waged war against Intel. [break] Dit vond ik zelf nogal grappig : [/break] Sources believed the short supply of BX and ZX chipsets was partially caused by Intel's own production transition to its next-generation 810, 810e, and 820 Camino chipsets. And Merritt questioned whether Intel orchestrated the production shift to pressure OEMs to move more quickly to the new chipsets.
As it has turned out, however, some computer makers appear to be doing the opposite, switching to the new PC133 chipsets from Via, Acer Labs, and other Taiwan-based suppliers.
Hehe, arme Intel...