[CoSD]Headbanger schrijft: "iXBT-Labs heeft een review van Intel's i815-chipset geschreven. In tegenstelling tot sommige eerdere reviews zijn ze erg tevreden over de i815-chipset en noemen ze het een waardige opvolger van de BX. Dit is waarschijnlijk het gevolg van de driver-updates die de snelheid van de i815 omhoog haalden. In o.a. Sysmark, UT was de i815 duidelijk de snelste, in Quake 3 was de i815 echter 12% trager dan de Intel 440BX, de VIA Apollo Pro 133A en de i820":
Well, let's sum up. If we judge by the testing results, the conclusion will be more than evident: new Intel chipset is a success. Disregarding the professional OpenGL graphics, i815 won 6 of the 10 tests. That is why here it is undoubtedly a good successor to i440BX, especially since it supports low-cost PC133 SDRAM. Besides, it is deprived of i440BX drawbacks: it features 133MHz FSB support, AGP 4x and new IDE ATA/66 and ATA/100 interfaces support as well.
At last there appeared a new Intel chipset, which has every chance to become the sales hit. i820 cannot cope with this role because RDRAM is too expensive, and VIA Apollo Pro133A is lagging behind in many tests. The only cause for concern remains the price of i815. The chipset costs about three times as much as VIA Apollo Pro133A, for instance. So, the mainboards may turn out at least $30 more expensive.
And we should keep in mind that the integrated graphics core of i815 performs not quite well in 3D. So don't rely on it here.
Though everything seems so beautiful for i815, this may last not that long. By the end of the year VIA should announce its new Apollo Pro 2000 supporting DDR SDRAM. This solution is supposed to show much higher performance than the systems with PC133 SDRAM. That is why VIA has a really good chance to continue its expansion into the mainstream chipsets market.
Volg voor de rest van het artikel deze link.