Not, perhaps, for EPoX, though. This former Socket A-oriented firm has cast its lot with Intel in a big way. EPoX held a press conference today to announce its new Pentium 4-oriented products, like the 4G4A+ motherboard based on Intel's 845G chipset. These new boards, with everything from RAID to BIOS-based overclocking to LED readouts to BlueTooth, look every bit as strong as EPoX's wildy successful EP-8KHA+ Socket A board once looked. EPoX is obviously getting some serious advertising co-op money from Intelyou can see the ads around Taipei here this weekand EPoX even had an Intel rep give a longish presentation during today's press conference.
If there is a trend at Computex 2002, EPoX is its poster child. Intel is back in a big way, and AMD's chance to compete lies in the future, with the Hammer chips, not in the next six months.