VIAHardware heeft een korte preview geschreven over de komende chipsets van Intel, Via en Ali. Hieronder 3 kwootjes, respectievelijk van de i815, de PM133 en de Ali Aladdin TNT2 :
The i815's controller, on the other hand, supports 8 RAS lines and 1024MB of SDRAM. This implies a total reworking of the i810's memory controller, if not a completely new controller design. It also, of course, adds support for the new Intel PC133 memory standard, which has just recently been released. Intel's PC133 standard requires tighter timing and closer tolerances then VIA's older PC133 standard, thus most manufacturers have flocked to VIA's. It will be interesting to see how well "VIA PC133" functions in a board designed to Intel's spec.
[...] Looking to capitalize on their PC133 chipset success and eager for the high-profit mid-range, VIA is on the verge of releasing the PM133 chipset. Building on the Apollo Pro 133A, the PM133 adds one feature: an S3 Savage4 integrated into the chipset. Like the i815, it supports PC133, and it also supports an AGP4X/Pro slot as well as the integrated AGP4X video. It brings the 2GB support of the VAP133A chipset with it as well. One advantage it holds over the i815 is its integrated video performance: the savage 4, even the lower clocked, shared memory version in the PM133, can easily defeat the Intel i752 of the i815. Considering a power user isn't likely to use either, it may be a moot point. Otherwise, it is identical in every way to the VAP133A, and as such should perform exactly the same in all respects.
[...] Acer Labs have been quiet lately, but they crave a piece of this huge market as much as Intel and VIA do. Their entry is the Aladdin TNT2, which integrates an underclocked nVidia TNT2 into a 100/133MHz Northbridge. Very little other information is available on this chipset, and its questionable if it will even have an AGP4X upgrade option. ALi has been missing release dates lately, however, and itís anyone's guess as to when they will be able to enter the market.