I have to be honest and say that I hope to God that VIA don't attempt to make a dual Athlon chipset - they have had plenty of trouble getting a single chipset out of the door that works right. The biggest argument against the Athlon platform in any serious application is the core chipsets that you have to use. Just look at the recent major issues with VIA chipsets - incompatibilities with the most popular sound card in the market that cause data corruption (a pretty damned serious bug, let's be honest), VERY sub-par PCI performance that they only bothered to fix when the world at large found out about it, the power saving problem with the bastardized AMD760 and 686B motherboards, and doubtless others that escape me now. Aside from a few (albeit major) slip ups with the i820 chipset Intel's products are FAR more stable than anything on the Athlon side of things except for the 760MP. Hopefully SiS will be able to make a better go of it that VIA, but I can't help thinking that as long as AMD is reliant upon that pair of jokers it's never going to break the corporate IT market, which is where the real money is at.