Onze vriend Anand heeft een flinke roundup geschreven van 7 moederborden gebaseerd op de i820 chipset van Intel. Naast uitgebreide tips en info over de chipset zelf vind je tests van de AOpen AX6C, AOpen AX6C-L, ASUS P3C-2000, Gigabyte GA-6CX, Iwill DS133R, Supermicro PIII-SCA, en de Transcend TS-ACA1. Als je dan toch aan de i820 moet blijken de AOpen plankjes met stip de beste keus.
If youíre in the market for an i820 motherboard, AOpen is the way to go. The AX6C and AX6C-L are both very stable and very reliable contenders for the best i820 motherboard, and just as the AX6B was to the BX motherboard market, expect these motherboards to remain on top in terms of reliability and stability in the long run.
The ability to manually select the RDRAM clock multiplier is a very useful feature, especially when overclocking, and it was a very good idea for AOpen to include that feature within the BIOS setup of both boards.
Therefore, our pick for Editorís Choice for the best i820 motherboard with RDRAM support out of this group goes to AOpen for the AX6C and AX6C-L. [break]De Asus P3C 2000 wordt door Anand aangeraden als je liever SDRAM gebruikt ipv het asociaal dure en zo-goed-als-dode Rambus geheugen.[/break]The first runner up goes to ASUS for the P3C-2000, whose stability and feature set is just about on-par with that of AOpen, the only major downside being that with its SDRAM support comes sub-BX levels of performance. If youíre willing to make that sacrifice in order to have an i820 based motherboard, then the P3C-2000 is a very good option.
The flexible overclocking options of the P3C-2000 as well as SDRAM support make it a very appetizing option; if it werenít for the performance hit associated with the MTH, it would be the perfect motherboard with 133MHz FSB support.