Glorix Jim schrijft dat HardOCP een review online heeft gezet over een pre-production Abit SE6 sample. Deze plank, die is uitgerust met Intel's i815 chipset, heeft een fijne layout met 6 PCI en 3 DIMM sloten en is daarnaast ook nog 'rock stable'. Alleen de performance is niet zoals veel mensen een tijd geleden hadden gehoopt: de BX chipset is nog steeds het snelste:
So what is the i815E really supposed to deliver? I am guessing all the integrated features we discussed a few pages back. It is clear, that from a power user/gamers perspective there is not reason for us to even be considering this mainboard. The only real benefit I see it delivering over the BX is the ability to bring the AGP bus back to spec at higher FSB speeds. Yes, it also does have 4X AGP, but we can't seem to take advantage of it yet anyway.
The one glaringly good thing about the board? It seemed to have tremendous stability. It has run days and days as a Quake Server, with plenty of action, and has not crashed but once.
This is probably one of the most bland and boring reviews we have ever done. We try to stay with topics that generate a little more excitement. It seems as if Intel has created a fully integrated "all in one" board that is on par with VIA 133A performance, which is GREAT. There is certainly nothing wrong with that. It is certain that the i815E offers no real benefits to folks like you and I unless we are building a desktop for our little sister or for twelve employees. Otherwise, I think this is NOT for the normal retail crowd.[break]En hier nog even een inzichtvolle uitspraak van Kyle :[/break]Again we see the i815E get "embarrassed" by the BX and only come into basically a tie the VIA 133A. Are you thinking what I am thinking by now? Why did Intel even go to the trouble of developing a new chipset. Hell, they probably could have save money by giving away a free vid and sound card with every BX chipset they sell.