Van Smith van Tom's Hardware Guide heeft de SiS630, i810E en de ALi Aladdin 7, drie low-budget chipsets elk met sound & graphics ge´ntegreerd, eens met elkaar vergeleken. Uiteraard bleken ze alledrie zwaar beroerd te presteren op het gebied van 3D games, maar voor hetgeen ze gemaakt zijn (word processing, simpel internetten e.d) zijn ze goed genoeg. De SiS630 geniet lichtelijk de voorkeur vanwege zijn lage prijs t.o.v. de Intel 810E die maar weinig sneller is. De Aladdin 7 is alleen aan te raden als hij gekoppeld kan worden met de zeldzame K6-III waarvoor hij ontwikkeld werd.
The SiS630 did not perform well on 3D intensive tests, but, then again, neither did the other two boards. Even so, the SIS630 was noticeably the weakest on 3D tests. Although display quality was roughly equivalent to the i810E, the SiS630 make a notably poor fraggin' platform.
Motherboards based on the SiS630 are generally quite a lot cheaper than those based on the i810e. With a larger feature set than Intelĺs chipset, excellent stability, low price and business performance roughly equivalent to the i810e, motherboards based on the SiS630 are some of the best values around for running business and Internet applications.
Both the SiS630 and the i810E have obvious scalability advantages over the Aladdin 7 since the fastest Socket 7 chip currently tops of at 550MHz. We do not recommend, however, spending nearly one thousand dollars (US) for a top rung PIII and plopping it into a motherboard containing one of these chipsets as it would be akin to putting a Dodge Viper engine into a Toyota Echo.
[...] In summary, these chipsets are not quite the laughingstock that they might initially appear to be. These products help enable a new generation of affordable computers with unprecedented feature sets for the budget segment. The chipsets enable systems with very reasonable performance on business and Internet applications along with reasonable performance on entertainment tasks like casual gaming and DVD playback. An ALi 7 equipped motherboard armed with a 550MHz AMD K6-2+ will almost certainly outperform 99% of the laptops currently in use and will probably outperform a similar percentage of presently installed business PCs. I know many software engineers who would be delighted to be upgraded to such a system, with their productivity enhanced by reduced compile times, increased system responsiveness and greater work satisfaction.
Thanks Arne de Graaf voor de tip!