Over bij PC Mechanic staat een stukkie info over de i820 Chipset van Intel, ook wel uitgescholden als Camino of i440JX. features zullen o.a. zijn AGP 4x, 133MHz en RDRAM.
Intelís i820 chipset, also referred to as both Camino and as 440JX, will be making its debut in September of 1999. Or at least that is what Intel last stated. Certain boards have made their way into the hardware review community (though SOME company forgot to send PC Mechanic a review board) for the purpose of being reviewed, tested, etc. Now with that stated, I must give note of the fact that if I present information regarding any test results, they are not tests that I have personally run, they are tests run by others.
My associates informed me that contrary to what seemed evident on test boards, the Camino might be supporting SDRAM. Original test boards had no SDRAM slots, as they would only support RDRAM. My thoughts on this are: "Lets see, 64 MB DIMM for $75, or 64 MB RIMM for $780!" But, despite that, I was not yet biased against it.
It also supports AGP-4x, as if that really matters. We currently have boards that support AGP-2x, and it appears that there is minimal improvement from standard AGP. Aside from this, few video cards take advantage of the AGP acceleration anyway. So, so far we have learned that it uses incredibly expensive memory, and supports the use of an AGP port which probably isnít going to have that much of a performance increase.