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AMD K7 mobo supply halted by Taiwan quake

Early successes of new chip could be severely dented by lack of boards

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One of the industry's prime candidates to suffer in the wake of the Taiwan quake turns out to be AMD. Currently riding high on a wave of success following the launch of the Intel-bashing Athlon, Chimpzilla may be about to have the carpet pulled out from under its feet. Commenting on the disruption caused to motherboard production on the island, one Register reader said: "Where are you going to put your AMD chips now?" A quick trip to AMD's Web site and a spot of easy searching will throw up a list of all the mobos recommended for use with the Athlon. The roll call is this: FIC, Gigabyte and MSI. All are dependent on Taiwan for board manufacture. Earlier this month, AMD was hit by problems with some mobo makers' boards not working. Having the supply of boards dry up altogether is a much more serious matter. With another possibly even larger earthquake expected to hit the island within the next 24 hours, AMD and its army of system builders face a bleak run up to the busy Christmas period. No one from AMD UK was available as this story went to press. ® See also: Athlon Powers hasn't got his mobo working

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