Ik kwam bij Ace's Hardware een paar lekker geruchten tegen over nieuwe ALi en VIA chipsets. Allereerst zal de ALi Aladdin V chipset van UDMA/66 support voorzien zijn:
For those who are wondering about UDMA-66 support in ALI's Aladdin V chipset, you need not worry more. I have heard from a very reliable source that "The Aladdin V M1543C Southbridge does support UDMA-66 in its newer versions." This is about time because rival VIA has already implemented UDMA-66 in its SuperSouthbridge for a while now, and the latest revision of the regular MVP3 Southbridge should also have UMDA-66 support. I guess no w it is up to the motherboard makers to use the newer Southbridge chips. [break] Verder zijn er geruchten dat ALi een nieuwe super socket7 chipset gaat uitbrengen, die support voor 133MHz FSB met zich mee zal brengen: [/break] Now another exciting news bit that I heard from this source is that ALI is planning a new SS7 chipset that should come out by Q4. The new chipset will feature 133-Mhz FSB support! I hope that means AMD will also introduce then K6-X parts that officially run at 133 Mhz FSB. There is one thing though that worries me: this new ALI chipset maybe an integrated chipset like MVP4 but not "stand-alone" chipset like ALI V. The reason being ALI is working closely with NVIDIA now on new integrated chipsets, and they have yet to announce a SS7 produc that can compete directly with VIA's MVP4 and SiS's 530. I will hopefully be able to find out more about this new chipset and I will definitely keep you all posted. [break] En tenslotte hebben we nog VIA, die een Athlon chipset in ontwikkeling zou hebben met support voor de nieuwe UltraATA/100 standaard: [/break] As to Idiot's comments below that "VIA's future southbridge supporting ATA-100 should be a nice addition on K7 boards since the disk drive industry will likely support the ATA100 standard. . . ", I have heard rumors that VIA indeed does have such a chipset in the works already for Athlon, and the name will be KX-200 (as opposed to the currently KX133). Bear in mind that this is at best a rumor at this point, so don't get too excited over it. If however you have information that can confirm the rumor, please do not hesistate to email me about it.
En KX-200 staat dan voor 200MHz (DDR?) SDRAM support?