Ik kwam via AMD Zone bij deze interessante posting op het Ace's Hardware message board. Lijkt erop dat Asus zich flink laat naaien door Intel. Het leuke nieuws is dat Tyan binnen een maand een Athlon bord aan zal kondigen. Ook hebben ze een dual plank in ontwikkeling:
I emailed Asus about 1 week and a half ago and recieved the very short response to the effect they can not have any PR about a motherboard made by themselves. In other words Asus is Intel's bitch. Well there is GOOD news, in 1 month TYAN will announce a MOBO and also intends to come out with a dual processor motherboard in Q1 of 2000. Here is the response that I recieved from them after inquiring about their Athlon solution. Keep your hopes alive,
Thanks for your email and support for Tyan products.
Due to the capability and the support on AMD chipset, we decided to use the VIA solution to support Athlon. VIA supports 4X AGP graphics cards and unlike 2X in AMD chipset. In addition we could not get necessary design documents from AMD's chipset division to design a Tyan quality motherboard around it.
Based on the VIA chipset schedule, we plan to launch our Athlon board around 11/99.
As for the Dual Athlon, we are working w/ couple start up chipset companies at this time. We plan to launch the dual board during Q1'00, assuming there is no delays from the chipset side.