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VIA PT800 Chipset - Single Channel taken to the Max - Benchmarks - Code Creatures

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

Code Creatures

 

Code Creatures is a Synthetic benchmark based on Direct X 8 which gives users the chance to see another highly involved benchmark program. Focusing on 2 elements Grass and Water video cards are stressed to the limit resulting in quite low scoring benchmarks. Users get to see a more intensive side of DirectX 8 thanks to the engine behind Code Creatures.

 

- Grass

 

 

The PT800 again is only trailing by 10%.

 

- Water

 

 

We see the small 10% win again which only equates to a very small 3 FPS difference. Moving away from the synthetics, we will see how it goes in all important real world gaming.

 

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