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Athlon XP Chipset Shootout - VIA KT400 vs. VIA KT400A vs. nVidia nForce 2

In terms of the enthusiast, AMD Athlon's XP processor has now taken second stage to Intel's all conquering Pentium 4 processor and army of Dual Channel enabled chipsets. AMD continue to battle it out with the support of third party chipset manufacturers, VIA Technology and nVidia, who keep the Athlon XP in the battle for the enthusiasts' loot. Today Shawn "Toxic" Baker puts nVidia's Dual Channel nForce 2 up against VIA's Single Channel KT400 and KT400A chipsets. There can only be one winner, which will it be? Read on and discover the answer!

| AMD CPUs & APUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Jun 12, 2003 4:00 am

 

Introduction

 

At the moment everyone is looking at the latest chipsets and processors to hit the Intel front and it seems that AMD has been slightly left behind.

 

Intel has taken the lead further and further away from AMD and they seem to be having a bit of trouble catching up. On the market we currently have three different chipsets to choose from for the AMD Athlon XP platform - VIA's KT400 and KT400A and what seems to be AMD's speed king the nVidia nForce 2. We are going to have a look at all three and see what they can offer you and which will best suit your needs.

 

Let's put those boxing gloves on and see who has what it takes to be number one.

 

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