DancinJack wrote:I think it was the KT266? My first socket A board was VIA based. Then I was lured by the 400Mhz FSB and dual channel memory of the nForce 2 Asus A8N7X-E Deluxe!
Yeah, my old Win XP box was a 2.17Ghz Barton ("3000+") running on a VIA KT600 board. It still runs fine, after however many years. Only real issue with it was that I could never get it to be stable with all 3 DIMM slots filled, so it was stuck at 2GB. VIA had some bad chipsets, but they had some good ones as well (the motherboard I had before that was I think a KT400 but it fell victim to the bad caps issue, which of course had nothing to do with VIA but probably didn't help their reputation in that era)Captain Ned wrote:MSI-branded KT400A and a XP2800 Barton here. Runs fine on the occasions I boot it up.
I think the answer is quite obvious, especially on the power consumption page of that review. Granted a dual core Nano and the dual core Atom are not really meant for tablets and netbooks, assuming the power numbers do scale I think we can see a pecking order:Ryu Connor wrote:I've always found the Nano line to be pretty neat. I find it interesting that in this world of tablets and netbooks that the design wins keep landing on Arm, Atom, and in some cases Tegra. I don't keep up with that niche of the market well enough to speculate why the Nano gets left out.
I for one am a bit sad that they did not do much with their Envy acquisition to give Creative some real competition.
Ryu Connor wrote:I for one am a bit sad that they did not do much with their Envy acquisition to give Creative some real competition.
That was the hotness option for a while IIRC. Curious what happened there.
bthylafh wrote:Their KT133 chipset for Socket-A was a byword for crap, though.
JustAnEngineer wrote:My father's PC still features an EPoX EP-8KRAI Pro with the Via KT880 chipset at it's heart. It's been remarkably reliable.
Starfalcon wrote:I have a lot of old vintage VIA stuff that still works well socket 7, Slot 1, and socket 370...
filamento wrote:I agree, VIA was a complete POS (and I don't mean Point of Sale). But the sad thing is that it was actually quite good compared to ALi Aladdin chipsets.
God, those were really AWFUL !
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