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VIA VPSD P4XB-RA P4X266A Motherboard Review - VIA P4XB-RA - Page 5

We've heard about it, but now its time to see what the story really is. What am I talking about? Well the new Pentium 4 chipset put out by VIA of course. Come join Cameron "Sov" Johnson as he tells us all about the VIA P4XB-RA Motherboard that uses the brand new P4X266A chipset. The original was a good buy, but can VIA keep up with that tradition? Come find out for yourself!

| Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: Jan 31, 2002 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%      Manufacturer: VIA VPSD

Conclusion

 

Well, this is what P4 and DDR is supposed to be; fast, reliable and fun. VIA has really shown that they not only have the goods, but why they are the leaders in the DDR race. Now I know a few might be wondering about the fact that our results for the P4XB-RA did come out slower than our SiS 645, but we must remember that the SiS board is running the memory at 333MHz while VIA got almost identical scores with 266MHz RAM. When 333MHz is supported by VIA, then we will have ourselves an ever better looking picture. As for the board itself, its layout, speed and stability were well designed. While there were a few gripes, there was nothing to get into a tizzy about

 

- Pros

 

Fast

 

Stable

 

Overclockable for a VIA board

 

Hardware Audio

 

RAID

 

- Cons

 

Use of CNR over ACR

 

No 6th PCI

 

No USB 2.0

 

Use of VT8233 over 8233A Southbridge.

 

Rating - 9/10

 

You can get the VIA P4XB-RA from BCN Technology, the official Australian distributor.

 

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