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ASUS P4S333 SiS 645 Motherboard Review

The SiS 645 chipset seems to be taking the Pentium 4 world by storm. With support for DDR memory and an official license from Intel, it looks like a very viable chipset to say the least. Will the Pentium 4 processor finally make it's way into the Enthusiast crowd? Come join Cameron "Sov" Johnson as he takes a closer look at the ASUS P4S333 Motherboard and helps answer that question.

| Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: Jan 17, 2002 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: ASUStek

 

Introduction

 

ASUS... Regarded today as one of the biggest Taiwanese motherboard manufacturers, they have really broadened their range and features of their motherboards. Starting out as being known for stability rather than overclockability, ASUS over the last two years has changed its image and is now aimed at the overclockers. With innovative motherboards for the Intel Pentium 3 and AMD Athlon processors, ASUS has started to broaden their Pentium 4 range of motherboards as well.

 

Up until recently, the only chipsets for the Pentium 4 were the i850 RDRAM or i845 SDRAM chipsets. There wasn't enough diversity for the Pentium 4, and with legal battles going on between Intel and VIA, very few motherboards come out with VIA P4 solutions. With the release of the SiS 645, Intel Pentium 4 has taken on a new look with cost effective DDR SDRAM support, and DDR-333 memory technology has made the Pentium 4 seem even more attractive. Today we are here to test the ASUS P4S333 SiS 645 motherboard. Let's see how it fares against its siblings.

 

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