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VIA PT800 Chipset - Single Channel taken to the Max - Benchmarks - 3DMark 2003

Over the past 18 months VIA Technology has been hindered by an on-going court case with Intel over Pentium 4 licensing rights. Just recently Intel settled their disagreements with VIA which has allowed both companies to get back to work. This week VIA released their new PT800 single channel, fully licensed, Pentium 4 chipset. Follow Shawn "Toxic" Baker as he tells us all about it and if it can keep pace with Intel's dual channel monsters, Canterwood and Springdale!

| VIA Chipsets in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Jul 11, 2003 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%      Manufacturer: VIA Technology

3DMark03

 

3DMark03 is the latest installment in the popular 3DMark series. By combining DirectX 9 support with completely new graphics (including the GeForce FX and ATI Radeon 9800), it continues to provide benchmark results that empower you to make informed hardware assessments.

 

- 640 X 480 @ 16bit

 

 

The PT800 is only 400 points behind the I865 which equates to a very small 5% lead for the Intel chipset.

 

- 1280 X 1024 @ 16bit

 

 

We see the I865 pull ahead by a slightly larger percent but nothing amazing.

 

- 1600 X 1200 @ 16bit

 

 

The gap between the boards is no more than 10% across the board which shows just how much VIA have tweaked their single channel system.

 

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