News.com meldt dat AMD de K6-III zal laten sterven. De mobile versie van de processor zal nog enige tijd leverbaar zijn, maar zal uiteindelijk worden afgelost door de K6-III+. Volgens C|Net staat deze nog wel op de AMD Roadmap staat (AMD doet nogal wazig over de K6-2+ en K6-III+):
Amid the race between AMD and Intel to release chips running at 1 GHz, AMD is phasing out its K6-III processor line.
[...] The K6-III is no longer being sold for desktop computers, an AMD spokeswoman acknowledged. The company continues to sell some versions of the chip for notebook computers, but no new versions of the chip will emerge. AMD no longer puts K6-III chips on its official price lists.
[...] AMD's product road map currently states that an enhanced version of the K6-III, called the K6-III +, will come out in the second quarter of this year for notebooks. The K6-III+, however, is very similar to the K6-2+, a similar chip but one that will cost less to manufacture. The K6-2+ will contain for the first time an integrated secondary cache.