InQuest conducts Intel P4 pre-mortem
Not cost-effective. Yet
HWRoundup InQuest, the US semiconductor analyst outfit, has posted an analysis of Intel's strategy for this financial year. The P4 platform is not stable or cost- effective, and won't be until there is DDR-support, InQuest argues (be mindful that the company is a well-known Rambus naysayer)
Apparently the i845 will only support PC100, due to Intel's inability to adapt anything fully. This closely-argued report is here.
EUniversegames parlays the state of the 3D market with some ex-3dfxers. Well worth a look.
Anand takes a gander at the Geforce 2 400 64MB. (How
can you have a high-end budget graphics card?). This card replaces Geforce 2MX chipset and is Nvidia's weapon to conquer the ATI Radeon VE and the Matrox G450. The summary? You'll have to look here
Addressing the recent confusion over differing benchmarks recorded by hardware review sites for the VIA KT266 chipset, Anand has been looking at the KT266 Reference board. This detailed write-up concludes: "The KT266 is still a maturing platform, if you plan on becoming an early DDR adopter we'd strongly suggest against going with the KT266 now and sticking with the AMD 760."
VIAHardware takes a look at the Abit KT7E. This is the first coloured PCB motherboard from Abit. It is based on the NEW KT133E chipset which is developed for the Duron. Conclusion? This board has performance of a KT133A.
VIAHardware has posted some new 4 in 1s for all you VIA fans. Get them here.
Last, but not least RealWorldTech has been addressing
some possible issues with AMD's Palomino Cores.
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