Bij iXBT hebben ze een round-up in elkaar geknutseld van de verschillende chipsets voor de Pentium III, de 440BX, de i820 en de VIA Apollo Pro133A:
So, we can conclude that today there are only two modern chipsets, which have every chance to survive with their price-to-performance ratio. The first one is a tidbit for overclockers - i440BX, which manufacturing Intel is officially ceasing. And the second one is VIA Apollo Pro133A, which officially supports 133MHz bus, AGP 4x and UltraDMA/66.
However, in the near future another couple of chipsets will join the battle. The candidate No 1 for the leading position is Intel Solano (i815) due in May, which represents a modernized i810E with an integrated graphics core, external AGP 4x slot and PC133 SDRAM support. But VIA isn't going to keep hands in pockets all this time. They are getting ready to introduce their own alternative to i815. It will be PM133 with the integrated graphics core based on S3 Savage4. But the major event in the chipset market in Q2 will be the launching of VIA Apollo Pro266, the first mainstream chipset supporting DDR SDRAM.
Het blijkt dat de 440BX chipset met een fsb van 133 mhz het beste is, de chipset is dan sneller dan de VIA Apollo Pro133A en zelfs sneller dan de i820 met RDRAM!