BX chipset dood? Nee, nog niet echt: Anandtech heeft een roundup gemaakt van 7 plankjes uitgerust met de BX chipset en die allemaal op een FSB van 133 MHz draaien. De twee plankjes die een stuk beter zijn dan de rest zijn volgens Anand de Asus CUBX en Microstar BXMaster, de ene is het beste Socket-370 plankje en de andere is de keus als een Slot-1 plankje wilt hebben :
The Intel 440BX chipset has been with us ever since it was introduced in May of 1998. This is quite unusual for a Slot-1 chipset since the first two chipsets for the Pentium II never lasted more than a few months. The first Pentium II chipset, the 440FX, lasted only a few months, from the introduction of the Pentium II until August of 1997 when the 440LX chipset made its debut. The latter managed to stay alive for 7 months before being replaced by the 440BX chipset. So why is it that the BX chipset has been around for an incredible 24 months and is still being used by motherboard manufacturers?
[...] Overall there are two motherboards that definitely stand out among the seven in this roundup, the ASUS CUBX and the Microstar BXMaster. The CUBX is definitely a very well made Socket-370 motherboard. Its combination of an on-board Ultra DMA 66 controller and an additional USB hub works alongside the board's JumperFree setup to make the CUBX very well rounded. If you have a Socket-370 CPU and are looking for a BX motherboard that can run at 133MHz then the CUBX is definitely the board you want to pick.
On the Slot-1 end of things, the Microstar BXMaster continues to be our favorite since Microstar managed to get around the 5 bus master PCI slot limitation of the Intel PIIX4e South Bridge by using their custom made PCI arbiter chip. The six usable PCI slots on the BXMaster combined with the Promise Ultra DMA 66 controller and the greater than average performance make the BXMaster our second pick for best overall BX board. If you want the flexibility of a Slot-1 interface, then the BXMaster is the board you'll want to get.