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533FSB Pentium 4 Chipset Shootout - Intel -vs- SiS -vs- VIA - Conclusion

When the Pentium 4 processors with 533MHz FSB support first hit the market, there was some complaining about the standard being to quick to market. Since then, the market has accepted this new processor family and it has garnered some solid support from the chipset manufacturers. Come join Cameron "Sov" Johnson as he hosts a shootout that pits Intel against SiS against VIA. There are no holds barred, so come see who can claim to be King of the Hill!

| Intel CPUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Sep 13, 2002 4:00 am

Conclusion - SiS on top of the P4 pile

 

We have seen today that DDR-400 is a definite advantage for Intel Pentium 4 systems and that, if used, can make or break a system. DDR-333 has also bridged the price/performance gap between RDRAM and SDR-SDRAM for the Intel Pentium 4 and VIA has given its all for the P4X400 with some impressive results. Intel has still to move past the DDR-266 barrier for their chipsets. With Springdale set to introduce DDR-333 for the Pentium 4 officially, it seems too late as SiS has taken the DDR-400 market.

 

DDR-400 still has some way to go, after all, we could only get two out of three DIMM's on the SiS board to run DDR-400. Running three caused system crashes at any voltage we used. VIA still has quite a few bugs to get out of the P4X400 and we could not get ANY DDR-400 sticks to run on this board, not even one DIMM @ 3v.

 

Finally SiS deserves a hard earned pat on the back for their SiS 648 chipset. It has proven that we do not need RDRAM to have a powerful system and has given us a great platform to work on.

 

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