Als je heel augustus op vakantie geweest bent geweest dan is dit misschien wel een handig artikeltje. iXBT-Labs heeft namelijk voor de maand augustus al het hardware nieuws verzameld en er een artikel van gebouwd. Hier wat over de Athlon mobo's:
Here the month was undoubtedly marked by Athlon. The mainboards for this CPU were announced or manufactured by each more or less mainboard manufacturer. Except, Abit. But their position is also pretty understandable: first, Abit traditionally never deals with the chipsets from different manufacturers, and second, what mainboard can be made on Irongate today? Of course, the same as by other manufacturers. Seems not very typical for the company, which mainboards always boast something new and peculiar compared to those of their competitors. And here all the mainboards are as like as two peas, so that you can choose any of them with your eyes closed and you won't be mistaken.
The only piece you should be a bit more attentive with, probably, is MS-6167, because its coming into the market went not very smoothly. Graphics cards failures, cooling problems... However, cooling problems are said to be typical not only for Athlon mainboard. Anyway, all this is already history, because now all the defects are eliminated and MS-6167 is again included into the list of AMD recommended mainboards.
And the number of Athlon mainboards was just enormous in August. Some manufacturers just announced them and some prompt fellows were already starting to ship. FIC SD11, Biostar M7MKA, Asus K7V/K7M, Gigabyte GA-7IX, QDI KinetiZ7, Shuttle AI61, AOpen AK71 and QDI, Chaintech, SOYO and Tyan pointed out their intention to announce their products in the near future.