COMDEX - On the show floor, mobo manufacturers Shuttle, Gigabyte, and Chaintech are all displaying early versions of Via Apollo Pro 266-based boards. Sporting DDR SDRAM, ATA/100 support, and Via's new V-Link North-to-South bridge interconnect, these PIII boards should be available starting in the first quarter of the new year. One techie we interrogated claimed a 5% performance increase with the new mobos, and he attributed much of that gain, surprisingly, to the V-Link interconnect.
Also hot: miniscule mobos with zero PCI slots and absolutely everything already built in.
|1. BIF - $340||2. Ryu Connor - $250||3. mbutrovich - $250|
|4. YetAnotherGeek2 - $200||5. End User - $150||6. Captain Ned - $100|
|7. Anonymous Gerbil - $100||8. Bill Door - $100||9. ericfulmer - $100|
|10. dkanter - $100|
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