VIA's Pentium 4 chipset reviewed


— 7:00 AM on August 14, 2001

VIAHardware.com, Darth VIA's number-one collection of fans, has gotten its hands on Via's P4X266 chipset for the Pentium 4 and compared the performance to Intel's Rambus-based 850 platform. This is our first look at a Pentium 4 on a DDR SDRAM platform, and indications are quite good. The performance numbers show the P4 taking full advantage of DDR SDRAM—we have a new Quake III performance king.

Beware of VH's graphs, however. They visually exaggerate the difference between the contenders in most of the tests, because they don't use zero as a baseline. Read carefully.

 
   
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