Het volk van Gamers Depot brengt ons een korte review van een van VIA's Reference KX133 moederbord. De conclusie wijkt niet veel af van de eerdere bevindingen; de KX133 chipset presteert iets beter dan de AMD's Irongate chipset en AGP 4x boeit nog steeds niet.
In all 3 tests, the KX133 chip proved that it does indeed have some potential to walk away from it's predecessor. For the most part it does win, with the exception of Quake 3 on the fastest setting.
I guess all of you who have been drooling over the wait for 4x AGP, can start picking up some towels to dry off. It's quite obvious that, at this point, 4x AGP doesn't mean jack squat for performance since we currently have no games that support this feature. It is still faster for the games to store the textures on the local memory of the video card. This is why we keep hearing about new video cards hitting the market with more and more RAM on them, like the Voodoo5 6000, which will have 128MB.
Since the performance delta between the two are so minimal, there might not be a huge compelling reason to go dump your current Athlon mobo just to get one that runs the KX133. However, if you're new to the platform, then you have every reason to go with the KX133.
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