Niet dat dit ding in Nederland verkrijgbaar zal zijn, maar op zich is het interessant om te zien dat grote OEMs zoals Future Power dual Celeron systemen gaan verkopen. Dit alles wordt uiteraard mogelijk gemaakt door Abit's BP6:
Future Power Inc., best known for its ePower iMac look-alike, is preparing to announce Dual Millennium -- a new line of dual Celeron processor computers that it says support multitasking and multithreaded applications. Not only that, Future Power says the Dual Millenium will match similar single-Pentium III machines in performance.
However, the Dual Millennium could attract more attention -- and controversy -- as a result of its specialized dual Celeron motherboard, which lets PC owners overclock their processors by up to eight times their intended speeds.
[...] The systems achieve their dual-processor status by using a specialized motherboard developed by ABIT Computer Corp., of Taipei, Taiwan. The motherboard, called the ABIT BP6, integrates two 370-pin sockets for pin-grid array Celeron chips.
"The ABIT motherboard is a really famous board for reliability. It's really popular among gamers," said Dong Yun, a system engineer at Future Power. "Basically, the Dual Millenium is for a user that wants to use a more powerful [Pentium III] PC, but cannot afford it."
The motherboard also includes hardware that makes the dual Celeron setup possible. Celeron processors, according to Intel, are not designed to be used in multiprocessor computers. It is, however, possible to use two of the chips together by altering them physically.
Allemaal oud nieuws dat nu ook tot de bouwers (en kopers) van kant en klare PC's door begint te dringen .