[CoSD]Headbanger schrijft dat Jon Simon en Alex "Sharky" Ross van Sharky Extreme de Intel i815/i815E chipset onder de loep hebben genomen. Op basis van exact 2 (ja daar staat 2) benchmarks komen ze tot de conclusie dat de i815 een redelijk goede opvolger is van de BX chipset en dat je de onboard video niet eens moet proberen:
In the end, we really liked the i815E. On the one hand, the performance is there, Intel's reputation backs up the stability and compatibility, and you don't have to buy expensive RDRAM. On the other hand, the motherboards will be a bit expensive, RDRAM prices have dropped dramatically, i820E motherboards have all the same features and will be a little bit faster, availability will be low for quite a while, and the i815E is highly picky about PC133 memory.
If you're looking to buy a top performing Intel system, i820 or i820E are the way to go, though you have to pay for the performance. If you're looking for a low-cost Intel solution, a 440BX solution is the way to go. But if you want the best mix of price, performance and features, the i815E is the winner. The i815's price advantage does not outweigh its lack of features compared to the i815E, so we recommend you not bother with it. In fact, several Taiwan motherboard makers we spoke to had no plans for i815 motherboards but huge plans for i815E.