GamePC brengt ons een review van het Intel Vancouver i820 moederbord. De VC820 is een vrij standaard i820 model met 5x PCI (geen ISA), Creative 128 onboard audio, AGP 4x en 2 RIMM sloten. Qua performance scoort hij ook vrijwel gelijk als andere i820 moederborden (trager dan een BX dus). Hieronder een gedeelte:
It also seems that basically, all I820's will perform similarly, just as all BX boards performed within a single frame of eachother. One reason why the Asus P3C-E performed slightly faster is because Rambus DRAM Napdown mode was turned on, whereas with the VC820, it's turned off by default. This feature runs the RDRAM a little warmer than normal, but gives a slight edge in performance (just check out the Quake II : GL Benchmarks between I820 boards, wow!). These benchmarks also show, quite obviously, that I820 with SDRAM is inferior to I820 with RDRAM.
The VC820 does perform well, but it sure doesn't stand out from the crowd in any way, which is what we've come to expect from Intel. If you want the most stable, down to earth Intel 820 that money can buy, keep your eyes fixated on the VC820. The board design is well done (No ISA slots, thank god!), and it just plain works without a hitch. Most gamers will want to look to the I820 boards from Asus, AOpen, and Abit rather than Intel, which frankly, is what we would do too.