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VIA PT800 Chipset - Single Channel taken to the Max - Benchmarks - Comanche 4

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

Comanche 4

 

Comanche 4 is a helicopter simulation using the DirectX 8.1 graphics interface. It is used to test the memory and 3D sub systems of a motherboard and video processor. Any weaknesses will show up.

 

- 640 X 480 @ 32bit

 

 

At the lower resolution we see the PT800 pull ahead of the I865.

 

- 1280 X 1024 @ 32bit

 

 

When adjusting the resolution to something people would play at we see the PT800 grab second place being just one FPS slower than the 875P.

 

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