Bij Gamers Depot is een review verschenen van de nieuwe Asus P3V4X plank gebaseerd op de Apollo Pro 133A chipset van VIA. Winnen van een i820 + Rambus combo doet-ie niet, maar uit o.a. deze review en Anand's Roundup bleek al dat het verschil met een BX mobo bijna is verdwenen.
While it's interesting to note the almost dead-even scores in our Quake 3 testing, the RDRAM does start to pull ahead under both Quake 2 Crusher Demo, and the 3DMark 2000.
This can likely be attributed to the way ASUS has incorporated the VIA technology as we're quite aware that there are other sites who've tested other mainboards based on this chip that perform better. If you look at our findings using PC133 SDRAM on the ASUS Riser card with the ASUS P3C-E I820 motherboard, you'll see that the scores are a little more even on the latter two benchmarks.
It's great to see that VIA has helped us afford an alternative to the I820, althoughwe're somewhat disappointed by the results. However, I don't think the performance delta is worth the $900.00 you'd have to shell out for a 128MB RDRAM module.