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

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

Quake 3

 

Quake III Arena is a real-world OpenGL benchmark that we have been using here at TweakTown for quite a while now because it has proven itself to be one of the best gaming benchmarks around to compare a wide range of different products. Quake III is getting very old, but is still the best way of testing video and PC systems for any instabilities and best performance.

 

- 640 X 480 @ 32bit

 

 

While the PT800 beats the I865, it is nothing you would actually notice while fragging away.

 

- 1280 X 1024 @ 32bit

 

 

When moving to 1280 X 1024, the PT800 flies past the I865 and I875 taking its first win over both its competitors which is a tribute to VIA for perfecting their single channel to the levels they clearly have achieved with the PT800.

 

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