DigiTimes reports on Cypruss Semiconductors newest invention, a universal clock generator.  This will allow mulitiple motherboard manufacturers to make multiple types motherboard chipsets, both Intel and AMD, all with the same clock generator.  This will certainly make it easier for them, but it may also improve the ability of BIOS modders to determine the exact values of the clock cycles.
“Cypress Semiconductor on May 3 introduced what it claims is the industry’s first personal computer motherboard clock generator that supports multiple processors and chipsets. Cypress’s new Universal Clock Generator supplies timing signals for both Intel P4 processors and AMD K8 and next-generation processors, along with multiple chipsets from Intel, VIA Technologies, and Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS). Motherboard makers can choose the processor and chipset to support through pin selections on the device.”

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