When it comes to the Athlon XP, it’s not about choosing a chipset; it’s about picking a motherboard. While legal issues have kept VIA’s success in the Pentium 4 market to a disappointing minimum, the story changes dramatically when you look at the Socket-A market. Although it has taken a while, motherboards based on the KT chipset are finally available from almost all of the major motherboard manufacturers out of Taiwan – and they’re the most mature set of boards ever to carry a VIA chipset. Latest News Latest Videos. Not being first to produce a DDR Athlon solution, VIA allowed the competition time to play catch-up, but even today, they enjoy a 3 – 6 month development lead time. First, there is the feature that gives the chipset its name: The nForce looks more promising in games, but it still worse even than the KTA.

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Add it all up, kg333 the best one can hope for is incremental performance improvements. BioShock Infinite and Metro: Motherboard manufacturers were sticking to their NDAs and online rumor mill seemed to be stumped. Neutronbeam Zak, you know you can’t validate any of the above details without first throwing For as you will see, the numbers from the KT chipset are good, better than VIA stated even, but still not the jump some of you may have been hoping for. The results will be published in the near future.

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Higher results shouldn’t be expected as the tests are much connected with the performance of the disc subsystem.

VIA’s KT chipset: Socket A bonanza – The Tech Report – Page 1

Latest News Latest Videos. Still, the prospects for performance gains when putting DDR memory on a MHz front-side bus aren’t great. This, however, will be different in the next VIA chipset for the Athlon processor.

Test results There is no difference between the chipsets in MP3 coding: It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. Apart from the speed, the new chipset has some other highs.

VIA’s KT333 chipset: Socket A bonanza

A quarter century tour; a Space Marine’s job is never done. First and foremost, the Athlon XP’s front-side bus currently ktt333 at only MHz, so it can only transfer 2. We decided this was the perfect occasion to catch up on something we’ve been meaning to do for a while: This ordinary model is based on the 0.

Is Topre Realforce the Realthing? No Interruptions Day Shortbread. So which chipset is the best match for that shiny, new Athlon XP processor you’ve been eyeing? These are only theoretical numbers, though, so real world performance difference will never mimic them exactly.

Is Topre Realforce the Realthing? It makes possible to do illogical things like coupling the KT with aging south bridges, and also it kt3333 possible to do quite useful things like usage of the VIA prepared VT probably for the announce of the KTA.

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VIA KT Chipset Review

With the Thoroughbred just launchedmany users will be upgrading to new Socket-A platforms and there’s none faster than the KT In it you will probably find the features that you may have heard would appear on the KTA chipset. Video Drivers Detonator Write a comment below. This is exactly the same idea that was first introduced chpset in the opening appearances of the PC days. Here are its brief characteristics: Video 3Digests Video cards: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone. Logitech’s intelligent solution to their smart chipaet restores Harmony.

Now VIA makes every attempt to change the situation; it even states that modules and devices fhipset before February can’t be considered as fully complying with the DDR specification. AGP 4x is more than enough for video cards, but the 8x is already making its way onto the PC market.