Hardware Central heeft een preview in elkaar gedraaid van de i820 chipset. Geen benchmarks ofzo, en het meese is nu wel bekend, dus hier een hap uit de conclusie:
Intel has never really been put on the spot like this before, and their inexperience with dealing with it is showing. The delay of the i820 isnít a disaster for Intel, but it doesnít look wonderful.
Whether or not you ought to run out and buy an i820-based system remains to be seen. Certainly, it has its advantages, but it also has some issues that clearly need resolving. First off, the whole RDRAM/price issue is one that will have a large impact on the success of the i820, and Intel may be wise to offer some sort of PC133 SDRAM support.
In my view, the real potential of this chipset and the 133MHz FSB won't be clearly seen until Intel releases their Coppermine CPU; so, for now, perhaps the best thing you can do is to sit back and watch.
Het hele verhaaltje kun je hier vinden...