Rumors reaching the x-bit labs point to the AMD processor's intent to turn to the motherboards market and manufacture motherboards for its processors.
It should be noted that this is a surprising step for AMD, but it is not unusual, as competing processors manufacturers such as Intel and VIA have been producing motherboards for their processors for a long time, and are doing quite well.
The first motherboards that AMD will produce will probably be the Hammer processors only, thus preventing AMD from having enough motherboards for its new processor, as was the case with the Athlon Slot A processors.
Another advantage of self-production of motherboards is the ability of the company to ensure that all the advantages of the processor will be implemented and the board will use its capabilities to the end, for example in the use of thermal diode, which to this day the majority of panel manufacturers did not put into their sockets A.
These are just rumors right now, but may those rumors become an existing reality…
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