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Re: [SLE] Gimp et al
- From: super-suser@xxxxxxxxxx (Jon Pennington)
- Date: Tue, 02 Nov 1999 20:28:21 PST
- Message-id: <941603301.11403.646@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Tue, 2 Nov 1999 23:14:51 -0600, Patrick Moorman wrote:
> I would warn people to wait a little on the Athalon. I work for a
reseller and I have been hounding one of the techs with one of our suppliers
about K7 systems and the motherboard issue if his biggest concern. Between
the normal growing pains of the tech and Intel's strong-arming, the big
names (Asus, Abit, etc) have kept out the market leaving us with boards made
by second tier manufacturers.
I could have sworn that both of those were currently developing Athlon
boards. I wouldn't consider FIC (the first supplier to release a K7
product) a second-tier manufacturer, either. FIC has built a reputation for
building the most stable Super7 overclocking platforms on the market. If
it'll overclock reliably, I'd consider their product quality.
> These boards have enginering problems that all new tech have but few
companies are willing to risk Intel's anger, 'specially since Intel has them
bent over on the chipset front.
Things are changing, though.
> The K7 rocks but a Formula-1 engine in a Pinto brings a tear to my eye. I
plan on waiting until the begining of next year to upgrade.
Yeah, but I'm the kind of guy who'd drive a Pinto with a SuperStock hood an'
minitubs :D. I'm not *arguing* with you, per se. I'd personally wait too,
but that's because I'm a cheapskate when it comes to CPU's ;). On top of
that, if everyone waits to buy into the Athlon boat, how is AMD going to
survive Q4 of this year :)?
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