Vipertje tipte ons richting Thresh's FiringSquad waar een review geplaatst is van de Asus P3C-E i820 plank met RDRAM support. Als maximale bussnelheid noteerde de P3C-E 146MHz, oftewel een Pentium III 500E @ 733MHz.
The P3C-E is a fine motherboard and was a joy to work with. The motherboard never crashed or hung during a single test, even when left running overnight the system responded beautifully the next day. The only compatability issue related with the 820 chipset is with ECC SDRAM; a feature the chipset wasn't even originally intended to support.
Likewise, we didn't have to worry about making sure we had the right 820 stepping or if certain features were disabled by default, we simply booted up the system, installed the 820 INF files, and we were up and running.
That doesn't mean this is the perfect product, as the current cost for a loaded 820 system with RDRAM is way too expensive. For most consumers interested in a chipset for their Intel CPU, we recommend the Apollo Pro133A chipset or sticking with your BX setup until the upcoming 815 chipset debuts later this year.