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AMD "adds" Asus, Nvidia to "assured" program

Nought plus one equals one only
Wed Dec 04 2002, 16:53
CHIP FIRM AMD has added an Asus motherboard which uses Nforce technology to what it describes as its "stringent" AMD Assured programme.

The firm said in a statement that firms which pass the validation tests have a guarantee that components are reliable, mobos will be available for a long time, are fully validated and can be used in commercial offerings.

The program is a guide to system integrators, said AMD. The motherboard in question is the Asus A7N266-VM/AA board.

AND claims that mobos that fulfil the criteria comply with Microsoft System and Device Requirements 2.0, and that boards have to be available on the market for at least 12 months.

It is stringent, and in fact we can only find one motherboard on the AMD site that has passed the test, as you can see here. It's the - you guessed it, Asus A7N266.

This is a trifle worrying. We hope other motherboards from other manufacturers get this gong soon, because one might be not quite enough for people who want some kind of choice. µ


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