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Is AMD's new SMP chipset coming this month?

Is AMD's new SMP chipset coming this month?

For some time now, Tyan, with their Thunder K7 and TigerMP, have held a monopoly position in dual-processor mainboards for AMD CPUs. Especially after EPoX published the first information on their M762A dual-CPU board yesterday, it can be assumed that AMD will present the new 760MPX chipset at COMDEX in mid-November.

Several mainboard manufacturers should be able to present boards with the successor to the AMD 760MP chipset. The most important innovation, which is of little interest to the end user, but all the more important for the server market, is the support of 66MHz 64Bit PCI slots, which the 760MP had to do without until now. These are mainly used, for example, for SCSI RAID controllers. The EPoX board should already have two of these slots, as well as two more normal PCI slots, AGPx4, four DIMM sockets, four USB ports and, ironically, an 82559 network card from Intel on board. The board could appear in stores in late November or early December, possibly along with some competing products.