Jurgen schrijft: "Op Oom Tom's hardware page staat een zeer uitgebreid artikel waar diverse 133MHz FSB moederborden worden vergeleken. En jawel, wat blijkt? Het goede oude BX moederbord met PC133 geheugen verslaat de nieuwe intel i820 met het nieuwe en peperdure RDRAM. De VIA Appollo Pro 133 presteert in een aantal gevallen zelfs beter dan de i820. Tja, als dit niet het einde van RDRAM wordt ......":
I know that the inclusion of an overclocked 440BX-platform will upset quite a few of you, but it will delight a lot of others at the same time. Even though this old chipset was running beyond spec, its exceptionally good results should make us wonder what is going on in the platform market right now. Can we really accept that the latest Intel-platforms with the super-expensive RDRAM are not even able to beat the 'tuned' version of its two-year-old predecessor? Shall we sit idly, nod and go buy those platforms without even getting any real benefit? For most computer users the new chipsets i820 and i840 present the biggest fraud in the IT-industry that I have personally ever encountered. RDRAM seems nothing but a very bad tasting joke, unless you really use workstation type OpenGL-software. Maybe we should wonder why AMD never jumped on the RDRAM-bandwagon. Maybe AMD was wiser to stay away from it and count on the upcoming DDR-SDRAM memory solution. Could it be that Intel is only trying to get its return of investment out of Rambus? I really wonder what is going on here, but I know for a fact that I will stick to the BX-platform in my personal systems or that I will switch to an AMD Athlon-platform. I am simply disappointed and can only shake my head.
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