3DHardware.net heeft een artikeltje neer geknalt waarin ze de AOpen AX63 Pro en Soyo 6VBA133 moederplanken vergelijken. Beide borden zijn gebaseerd op de VIA Apollo Pro 133, op dit moment de enige P6 chipset met officieel support voor 133MHz FSB. Ondanks de 133MHz busspeed blijft de performance achter bij die van de BX chipset:
After talking about the nifty features and new overclocking possibilities of these boards, you might want to know how they perform. After all, that is what it all boils down to, and why most people buy new hardware. I'm sorry to say this, but both these boards are clearly inferior performers to pretty much any 440BX motherboard out there. Our benchmarks conclude that both of the boards are at the same performance level (framerates in Quake2 vary by negligible numbers), and around 5 FPS (average 7%) slower (in games) than a BX based motherboard at the same speed, this more and more visible as we move upward on the resolution scale.
We simply have to draw the conclusion of that the chipset's AGP implementation is worse than Intel's, and advise any hardcore gamers and tweakers to stay away from these boards. Because what's a processor running at 10% higher frequencies good for, if the motherboard knocks off the 10% in the games?