Elmbo gaf een tip naar dit artikel van Tom, over de waren die de moederbordfabrikanten op de Comdex ten toon stelden. Aan bod komen VIA, Abit, Delta, DFI, Iwill, Lucky Star, Micro Star en TMC. Van dit rijtje bedrijven is VIA uiteraard erg interessant vanwege de KX133 chipset, die ergens begin volgend jaar zijn opwachting zal maken:
Taking a look at the higher end chipsets we will see the arrival of KX133 based motherboards, which offers PC133, 2 GB memory max, 4 DIMM slots, supports 4 USB ports, AGP 4X and AC97. The release of KX133 is scheduled for the beginning of 2000, so that we should not have to wait for long anymore. From what I hear through the grapevine, AMD is working closely with VIA to make sure the performance of this chipset is optimal. With the addition of all these features, the Athlon based systems take a big jump not only in performance but feature-set. It is only a matter of time before this chipset sees modifications to support DDR memory sometime next year. [break] Verder een interessant stukje over het Abit Athlon verhaal: [/break] It seems that ABIT was a bit unhappy with AMD being that it had not selected ABIT as an Athlon motherboard launch partner. ABIT went on to explain that it felt tossed aside because it had given AMD a helping hand in the early days of K5 and had not been acknowledged since. Maybe this explains the non-existent support for Super7 on ABITs part. Whatever the case may be, ABIT has decided to work on an Athlon solution but it appears that AMD has decided to give them the cold shoulder. I personally think that there is more to this story than this but speculation won't bring us Athlon support. I hope ABIT and AMD can settle their differences because the only real losers in this fight are the consumers.