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VIA PT800 Chipset - Single Channel taken to the Max - Reference PT800 Photos

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

PT800 Reference Motherboard Photos

 

We couldn't just leap head first into the benchmarks without giving you the chance to see the actual motherboard we used to test the PT800.

 

 

Here we see a picture of the new PT800 Northbridge with the regular heatsink removed.

 

 

A close up on the new Southbridge as also seen on KT600 motherboards.

 

 

 

Here we see the PT800 reference motherboard naked. You will notice the 3 DIMM slots, 6/1 PCI/AGP setup. The Northbridge heatsink fan was removed for the pictures.

 

 

 

And finally here we see the test setup of the PT800, just in case you were interested.

 

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