- Socket T motherboard roundup
ArcticSquad have taken a look at a bunch of motherboards which utilize Intel's highly praised 865PE/875P chipsets together with support for the newer LGA775 processors. These are a great idea as you dont have to worry about forking out for DDR2 memory or a PCIe graphics card, allowing you a cost friendly semi-upgrade into newer Intel territory. Boards covered in the article are from Abit, ASUS, DFI, and Epox. Without a doubt, DFI takes the prize for being the only Canterwood board along with it's extensive LANparty feature set, but this at a price.
Motherboard manufacturers have developed 865PE/875P chipsets with Socket T because the performance compared to the 925XE, 925X and 915P/G chipsets doesn't differ much and they can use the older components. The difference between AGP and PCI-Express cards is non-existing but the comparison between DDR and DDR2 at the moment goes to the older DDR memories. That's why the older Springdale or Canterwood chipsets might even sound as a better choice than the newer ones.
This time we take a look at Abit's, Asus', DFI's and Epox's motherboards which use the previous generation chipsets for todays processors. DFI's motherboard uses Canterwood as the rest go with Intel's cheaper Springdale.
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