iXBT Labs heeft een uitgebreide review online gezet van de Intel 810E chipset. Ook al wordt 133MHz busspeed ondersteund blijft het een low-end solution met brakke integrated graphics.
Although i810E chipsets support 133MHz bus frequency, we can hardly call them an efficient step forward. It is none other than an i810 version well adjusted for modern conditions, which has no chance to win a position among mainstream systems. However, i810E as well as i810, perfectly suits as a solution for Low-End systems providing good performance and image quality in 2D-applications together with an acceptable performance in today's 3D-games, as well as hardware DVD and digital LCD-monitors support.
And as for the future of i810-like chipsets in the mainstream sector, Solano coming out in January seems more fit for that. It will be the same i810 core but provided with the so long awaited PC133 SDRAM support and the possibility to upgrade the graphics system, which can be carried out in two ways. First, you can install special AIMM modules (AGP Inline Memory Module) increasing the display cache size. And second, you can install an external graphics card into a external AGP-port supporting AGP 4x, which will be an indispensable attribute of Solano based mainboards. It looks as if only Solano could become a worthy successor of good old i440BX.