Ace's Hardware heeft een goede review over de verschillende problemen die je tegenkomt als je een AGP videokaart op een SS7 moederplank aan de praat wilt krijgen. Hier een intro :
Well, the number of incompatibilities between super 7 and AGP videocards have been reduced dramatically with the introduction of better AGP drivers by ALI and VIA. Ok, most of us, some after a lot fiddling (a wink to Paul), now have stable systems, but to get there a lot of you had to disable quite a few performance enhancing features in the bios.
On top of that, the super 7 memory bus is not as good as the slot 1/PII bus. The former locks the bus for each I/O activity, the latter is a deeply pipelined, transaction based bus. Hence, the slot 1 bus is better, although not much better.
And don't forget, intel is the creator of AGP, so the intel chipsets have a de facto advantage over the others. The AGP performance of slot 1 VIA chipsets is somewhat lower than the BX-chipset.
So is super 7 doomed to be a cheap but low performance alternative to slot 1? Does super 7 have any chance with all those low cost socket 370 boards out there? Should gamers consider super 7 or not? It is crystal clear that super 7 needs a fast videocard otherwise all gamers out there better buy a slot 1 + TNT combo.
De rest lees je hier.