JC deed een klein informeel onderzoekje naar de levertijden en beschikbaarheid van 1GHz Athlon en Pentium III systemen bij HP, IBM, Gateway en Compaq. Volgens zijn eigengebreide schatting worden er deze maand 700 PIII's geleverd. Dit is voor de duidelijkheid geen informatie waar je je keihard op vast moet pinnen :
Well, HP gets a hundred parts a week and IBM gets possibly a little less than that. This might mean, from extrapolation, that Intel will ship something like 700 1GHz processors this month. Mind you, this is a blind guess. And the weekly number will probably ramp up as additional vendors are included. But if HP and IBM are the sole sellers, and if the numbers I got were accurate, then there's a speculative hypothesis to work with. No idea about the availability of the K7-1000. General word seems to be "we got truckloads of 'em". This is promising, but vague. Given the word that AMD will be shipping hundreds of thousands of 900MHz+ processors next quarter (er, I'll back that up next update), I'm inclined to believe that they're shipping no less than a thousand. Actually, I probably shouldn't tell you this, but I do have one fairly cool source who heavily implied (but again, vaguely) that the number of GHz Athlons this month would number in the thousands.