Ik las op HardwareCentral dat ze een motherboard round-up hebben gepost. En de conclusie is dat onze oude BX moederbordjes het nog prima doen .
In summary, what impressed us most was the performance of the aging 440BX chipset, albeit being run 33% out of specification. It performed admirably, leaving the other chipsets biting the dust in the Quake III and SYSmark benchmarks and maintaining its lead, although less convincingly, in the others. If you’re thinking of doing an upgrade, or even the purchase of a whole new system today, we’d opt for an Intel 440BX or VIA 694X platform, as these two platforms currently offer the best price/performance ratio and will undoubtedly last you for another year or two. By that time, RDRAM may have matured along with the supporting chipsets, creating opportunities for the next upgrade or purchase. [break]Ze hadden ook nog wat te zeggen over RDRAM en wel het volgende:[/break] RDRAM is not perfect, but it is currently one of the most promising solutions to bandwidth, latency and propagation delay problems, and is scalable, a distinct advantage. It is expensive, but that’s partly because it's new and the market has not caught on yet. Once more manufacturers start selling RDRAM and it becomes as commonplace as SDRAM now is, we will see its prices dropping too. Due to the nature of the manufacturing process it will probably never be as affordable as SDRAM, but then again SDRAM doesn’t offer the same performance, which what you’re actually paying for.