CNET Gamecenter heeft er een review bij van de WinFast 7000VX, een moederplaat van Leadtek met de VIA Apollo Pro133 chipset. Hieronder een gedeelte uit de review:
The orderly nature of the universe has broken down. Intel has failed to deliver the chipsets and motherboards required to support its latest and greatest CPUs, opening a mammoth window of opportunity for chipset maker Via. Leadtek's WinFast 7000VX motherboard uses Via's Apollo Pro133 chipset, and delivers some key features, but not all that you might want.
Intel was supposed to release in September its 820 chipset, which was slated to offer a 133-MHz system bus with Rambus memory, AGP 4X graphics support, and an Ultra ATA-66 hard drive interface. Then, it was supposed to have debuted its "Coppermine" Pentium IIIs, offering integrated L2 cache and higher clock speeds, in October. The Coppermine launch went off without a hitch, but a bug in the 820 motherboard design relating to the Rambus memory kept it from launching. As of this date, the chipset still has not been released.
This delay has opened up an extraordinary window of opportunity for Via. The company has developed a chipset that supports 133-MHz SDRAM, AGP 4X, and Ultra ATA-66. Leadtek uses the AGP 2X version of this chipset for its WinFast 7000VX motherboard with some good, though not stellar, results.