Het Vuurpeloton heeft een Shootout geschreven over de AMD thunderbird 800, Intel Pentium III 800 en een aantal chipsets voor deze processoren. In de synthetische benchmarks komt de Thunderbird/KT133 combo het best voor de dag, terwijl in de game benchmarks de PIII/BX133/i815/i820 meestal het snelst is:
If you can't wait a few months for DDR motherboards to appear, or don't have the resources to upgrade your motherboard and memory the KT133 chipset is the obvious choice if you plan on going with an Athlon system. Considering the price/performance ratio of an AMD system, we see a lot of people going down this path and consider it to be an excellent option. If you're concerned about the future, upcoming chipsets from AMD and VIA will be backwards compatible with today's Socket A Athlons.
On the Intel side of things, it's a bit more complicated. You can go for all-out performance and the low-cost of the BX chipset at 133MHz (the results here today revealed that BX100 probably isn't a wise performance option). Or you can play it safe and sacrifice a little 3D performance with the additional features offered in the 815 chipset. Over time as the 815 platform matures performance will likely improve, but keep in mind the expensive price tag that goes with most of today's 815 motherboards.
The Apollo Pro133A is a nice middle ground between BX133 and 815. It combines the low-price of the BX chipset with performance and features similar to 815. If you're on a tight budget and you don't want to risk overclocking your AGP card the Apollo Pro133A chipset is a very attractive solution.
While having a lot of choices in the marketplace can be confusing to the consumer, overall the end result is a positive one. After all, with so many choices available, there's a price/performance ratio more likely to suit everyone within a given platform. No one article can make the final decision for you, but hopefully this comparison has summed up the current situation effectively enough to aid you in your buying decision. Now go forth and do some more research, but most importantly, have fun with your new system!
Er is dus geen echte winnaar te noemen. De uiteindelijke keuze zal gemaakt moeten worden op grond van budget en je persoonlijke voorkeur.