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VIA PT800 Chipset - Single Channel taken to the Max - Benchmarks - 3DMark 2001

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

3DMark2001 SE

 

3DMark2001 SE is part of the popular 3DMark series. By combining DirectX 8.1 support with completely new graphics (including the GeForce4), it continues to provide benchmark results that empower you to make informed hardware assessments. Build 330 adds support for video cards that have Vertex Shaders but no Pixel Shaders.

 

- 640 X 480 @ 16bit

 

 

The lower resolution uses the CPU more so causing the motherboard to be limiting performance more so than the video card. While the I875 is ahead, the PT800 reference board has got the lead on the I865.

 

- 1280 X 1024 @ 16bit

 

 

Moving to a higher resolution we see the PT800 just trailing the I865.

 

- 1600 X 1200 @ 16bit

 

 

At 1600 X 1200 the PT800 wasn't able to break the 13k mark although its score is far from disappointing.

 

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