Volgens CTech Taiwan zullen er van de 1,5 miljoen Athlon's die AMD dit jaar hoopt te produceren zo'n 100.000 exemplaren zonder moeder komen te zitten wegens een tekort aan slot-A mobo's . KH Yeap van Ace's Hardware heeft een engelstalige samenvatting van dit taiwanese nieuwsartikel:
According to CTech Taiwan , AMD will ship a total of 1.5 million K7s by the end of 1999, and about 100,000 of these K7s may be "homeless" due to the shortage of Slot-A motherboards. Ctech made an estimation and concluded that out of the 1.5 million K7s, about 1 million will end up in DIY market and for system integrators that are not Tier One OEMs like Compaq or IBM. Asus is reportedly the biggest Slot-A motherboard shippers to date. Combining Slot-A motherboard shipments from Asus, Gigabyte, MSI and FIC, there will be about 900,000 Slot-A motherboards out in the market by the end of the year, thus leaving about 100,000 K7s "homeless". Even though GVC and Biostar also make Slot-A motherboards, the quantity they ship is very small, and mostly for OEMs. AMD obviously is aware of this issue, and has alledgedly made bold promise of buying out the motherboards if a motherboard maker makes but fails to sell its Slot-A motherboards.
Ik wil er wel eentje adopteren .