In one hand, support from mobo manufacturers & chipset companies is something we can assume 'done' already, in the other however, the number of 64-bit applications available at the time will be somewhat lacking although the new CPUs are supposed to perform quite well with current software.
[COLOR=royalblue]According to AMD, it has not changed the launch schedule. However, sources at first-tier motherboard companies such as Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology confirmed that AMD disclosed that it will begin supplying two desktop-use Athlon 64 processors, the 3100+ and 3400+, in August. However, given that shipments will reach only a projected 200,000-300,000 units by year-end, board makers expect little impact on Pentium 4-platform products in the short run.[/COLOR]