Статьи и обзоры, выпущенные в 2000
20 декабря 2000
5 New SocketA Boards With UltraATA/100
VIA's KT133 chipset has been joined by the 686B-Southbridge. Finally, the first boards from AOpen, Biostar, Luckystar, MSI, and Soltek offer the long-expected UltraATA/100 feature for hard disks.
30 октября 2000
DDR-SDRAM Has Finally Arrived
Today AMD is launching the 760 chipset, providing the first official platform with DDR SDRAM support. Will this new memory type be able to live up to the high expectations that were generated in the last 12 months? We tested PC2100 DDR SDRAM on two Athlon platforms with AMD760 chipset and one Pentium III platform with VIA's upcoming Apollo Pro266.
26 октября 2000
VIA's New South Bridge: VT82C686B Supporting UltraATA/100
The new VT82C686B now offers an UltraATA/100 interface for AMD and Intel platforms. It can be combined with both the KT133 and the Apollo Pro 133A chipset. We found out if this new chip is a keen competitor for Intel's ICH2?
16 октября 2000
Intel Roadmap News 10/2000 - Part Two, Intel's Future Mobile and Server/Workstation Products
Intel's recent roadmap for notebook products looks quite jolly. Already in the beginning of next year we will see the first Giga Hertz processor for mobile platforms and mobile Pentium III processors at up to 1.26 GHz will arrive soon afterwards as well. The workstation and server roadmap is not quite as interesting, except for the fact that Intel is counting a lot on 'Third Party' chipset makers to provide non-RDRAM platforms for those systems.
13 октября 2000
HOT! Update Of Intel Roadmap News!
Yesterday we published the desktop part of our latest Intel Roadmap News, but new intelligence has come in that's changing the point of view in several highly important regards. The most important and shocking message is this: Pentium 4 and Socket423 will only be a transitional product and soon replaced by 'Northwood' and Socket478!!!
12 октября 2000
Intel Roadmap News 10/2000 - Part One, Desktop Processors And Chipsets
It has been rather quiet in our Intel roadmap department for the last six months, but finally we could get hold of Intel's future plans. The roadmap turned out to be rather interesting, with some even surprising news. Find out about future Pentium III and Pentium 4 processors as well as the according chipsets. You might be surprised to!
28 сентября 2000
Tuning Extreme: Overclocking with the Asus A7V
A small modification on the voltage controller of the Asus A7V improves the overclocking capabilities of AMD's Athlon and Duron processors. The actual trick: Stable overclocking due to a higher core voltage.
19 сентября 2000
Socket A Is Coming: Test of 10 Boards
Platforms with VIA's KT133 chipset are now more cost effective than boards for Intel processors. Currently the Duron offers the best price/performance ratio. Additionally, the Athlon is the winner of the performance competition.
11 сентября 2000
Twin-Turbos: MSI-694D Pro and Tyan Tiger 133
Inexpensive dual processor motherboards with VIA's 694X chipset have finally become available now. Due to PC133 SDRAM support, the newcomers are much more attractive than products with Intel's 840 chipset.
6 сентября 2000
Heir To The BX: 18 Pentium III Motherboards Using The 815 Chipset
After initial insecurity, the Solano chipset now enjoys growing popularity. Its state of the art features, good performance and great overclockability gradually make it the better choice than its predecessor 440BX.
18 августа 2000
The 150 MHz Project, Part 3
This time we had the i815 chipset running at 150 MHz. Is the Solano chipset able to beat the BX at this system clock speed?
17 августа 2000
Black Beauty: AOpen AX6BC Pro II Millennium Edition
Aopen created a limited edition BX-board with a black PCB, a platinum coated heatsink and the names of the R&D designers etched onto it. Is it just a collectible item or does it stand out in terms of performance as well?
8 августа 2000
Modifying An Asus A7V Motherboard For Duron-Overclocking
All new AMD Duron and T-Bird processors are equipped with a fixed multiplier. With a bit of work the A7V can be modified to get around that problem.
1 августа 2000
Leading by Speeding: Solano at 166 MHz
Intel's 815 chipset is not able to outperform the good old BX, but it certainly gives you a better margin for overclocking. Is it worth it?
25 июля 2000
Oldie Tuning: Asus P55T2P4 with AMD K6-2+/500
The legendary and widespread Asus P55T2P4 motherboard is four years old now. But it is not over the hill yet. Thanks to a new .18 Micron Socket7 CPU, the K6-2+/500, the historical board achieves almost the performance of a modern PC system.
14 июля 2000
The Best For Freaks: 10 Motherboards using the BX-Chipset
It is fast, realiable and overclockable: The BX chipset is still the undisputed state-of-the-art chipset for performance freaks. Even though being more than two years old, it runs stable at FSB speeds far beyond 133 MHz and even outperforms Intel's latest high end chipsets. We took a close look at 10 different products.
6 июля 2000
Beefed Up BX? - Five Boards with 815/Solano Chipset
The successors of the established but soon to be discontinued 440BX chipset are waiting in the wings. We took a closer look at five motherboards, two with 815E and three with 815 chipset.
14 июня 2000
Comprehensive VIA motherboard roundup June 2000
Lining up two new boards from Asus and Epox makes a total of 27 motherboards. They all make use of the VIA Apollo Pro 133A (694X), coming either with Slot-1 or Socket 370. We will now crown the best ones for this summer.
11 июня 2000
Review of Final i815/Solano Chipset
We were able to collect i815-motherboards with final silicon at Computex2000 and put them right to the test here in Taipei. Find out if Solano is indeed the new killer-chipset. Will it be able to beat BX133?
26 мая 2000
The DRAM Challenge - Vendors Gather at DDR-SDRAM Summit
On May 18, 2000 chipset, board and graphics chip manufacturers gathered at the DDR-SDRAM Summit in San Jose to officially launch DDR-SDRAM, three years after its inception. Now it seems the memory wind is blowing directly into the faces of the Rambus/Intel alliance.
25 мая 2000
12 Socket 370 Motherboards using VIA's Apollo Pro 133A
According to Intel's plans, Socket 370 is gradually replacing Slot-1. This time we compared 12 new motherboards for Socket 370 Processors.
23 мая 2000
Tom's Blurb: Intel's 'Almador' Chipset, Solano News and the MTH-Debacle
You might have heard the good news; Intel is developing a chipset (code name 'Almador') that will use SDRAM, possibly even DDR SDRAM as main memory. Unlike the latest news claim however, 'Almador' will not be for 'Willamette', but for the next generation of 'Coppermine'. We've also got some news regarding Solano and I will give my next report on the still smoldering MTH replacement/refund nightmare.
22 мая 2000
SOLANO Preview - Once Intel Makes Sense ...
Once Intel makes sense, it produces good products that the market wants instead of patronizing consumers and forcing them to use RDRAM. We tested a motherboard with Intel's upcoming 815 chipset and found out that Intel is still able to kick some real butt once it remembers that customers want to be taken seriously.
18 мая 2000
BX Flagship: Asus CUBX
Some weeks before the release of the i815 chipset (code name Solano), Asus comes with another i440BX motherboard. Is the CUBX better than others?
17 мая 2000
Slot-1 VIA Motherboard Update
The VIA Apollo Pro 133A motherboards from ABit and Soyo have now arrived as well. How do they perform compared to their competition?
15 мая 2000
Tom's Blurb - MTH - The Story Isn't Over Yet ...
For most of Intel's customers that sold products with MTH the fun is only starting. Still most people are badly informed; still it's a fact that every owner of an MTH-chip is entitled to a replacement of refund. We've got some thoughts about why Intel is not replacing with Solano-platforms once it's out and if Intel isn't a commendable company for its honest policy. We also have some info for i840-owners with SDRAM.
12 мая 2000
The Impact of Intel's MTH-Issue on the IT-Business
If you think you already know everything about Intel's MTH-disaster you might be very wrong. Not Intel is the company that's suffering from this issue; Intel's partners are the ones that are hit really hard. If you own an MTH-motherboard, make sure you read this article! If you don't, it's still worth to find out about 'Caminogate2'.
11 мая 2000
Tom's Blurb - All Owners of Systems With Intel's i820 Chipset That Don't Use RDRAM Yet Will Now Get It For Free From Intel!
Another bug was found in Intel's infamous 'i820' or 'Camino' chipset! Once more it is the so called 'MTH' = 'Memory Translator Hub', which has already made headlines with other bugs before.
7 мая 2000
Athlon KX133 Motherboard Roundup - A Nail-Biting Affair
Contrary to the AMD750/Irongate, the new KX133 Athlon chipset from VIA offers AGP 4x and a memory clock up to 133 MHz. But not all test candidates have overcome their childhood diseases, yet.
8 мая 2000
VIA's Apollo KX133 Chipset and Windows2000
If you are the owner of an Athlon platform based on VIA's Apollo KX133 chipset, desperately trying to run Windows 2000 reliably, we can give you some help. We explain the reason behind the strange device-numbering problem and can offer you a new beta AGP-driver for Windows 2000.
3 мая 2000
The 150 MHz Project, Part 2
Last time we did some benchmarks using a VIA Apollo Pro 133A motherboard. As BX is obviously the faster chipset, we did all tests again at overclocked 133 MHz - and up to 1 GHz.
17 апреля 2000
Motherboard Comparison Epox EP-7KXA vs. Asus K7V
Finally there are more and more Athlon motherboards with VIA's Apollo KX133 chipset becoming available. Before our big KX133 roundup goes online Tom had an in-depth look at two interesting contenders and tested them under Windows 98, Windows NT and Windows 2000.
15 апреля 2000
Roadmap 2000 Tidbits from AMD and Intel
What is happening in the processor scene this year? Tom gives you some insight of what we can expect within the next 8 months.
10 апреля 2000
21 Slot-1 Motherboards using VIA Chipsets
What's the best board for Coppermine? i820 solutions cannot impress anybody whilst BX is not specified for 133 MHz, so the VIA chipsets are taking the lead. We found out which boards are winners and sort out less attractive models.
5 апреля 2000
The 150 MHz Project, Part 1
Fast computers require fast bus speeds. How is the Pentium III performing at 150 MHz bus clock?
8 марта 2000
Showdown at 133 MHz FSB - Part 2, The Real McCoy
This time we showed no mercy. We included the good old BX-chipset and ran it at 133 MHz FSB. It had to stick up against no less than Intel's great i840-chipset and of course i820 and VIA's Apollo Pro 133A as well. The results we found are rather shocking.
6 марта 2000
Issues with VIA's Apollo Pro133A
After our latest test of the VIA Apollo Pro133A chipset, we found a few interesting things that we would like to add. Read about the AGP-driver, UDMA66 and PC133 SDRAM.
2 марта 2000
Performance Showdown at 133 MHz FSB - The best Platform for Coppermine
Which chipset supports Intel's latest Pentium III processors best? Is it Intel's 820 chipset with the super expensive RDRAM? Is it the same chipset, but with the cheaper SDRAM? Or might it not be VIA's Apollo Pro 133A chipset in the end? We'll show you which it is.
29 февраля 2000
FC-PGA Pentium III on Celeron PGA370/Slot1 Converter Cards
Soon FC-PGA/Slot1 adapters will become available, but for those who cannot wait we supply detailed information how to 'recycle' your old 'slocket' card.
14 февраля 2000
The Impact of the AGP-Speed
Does AGP1x vs. AGP2x vs. AGP4x make a significant difference in performance? We tried to find an answer on two different platforms for each, Pentium III and Athlon.
7 февраля 2000
Irongate with Super Bypass vs. VIA Apollo KX133
To satisfy the big 'super bypass'-fans, you can now see the comparison between Apollo KX133 and Irongate with enabled 'super bypass'.
5 февраля 2000
NVIDIA's New NT-Drivers for Athlon on KX133
Only hours after my review of VIA's Apollo KX133 chipset had been published, NVIDIA sent me new GeForce drivers for this new chipset. My complaints about Athlon's mediocre OpenGL-performance were heard! Have a look at the new results!
4 февраля 2000
New Hope For Athlon - The VIA Apollo KX133 Chipset
VIA's long delayed Apollo KX133 Chipset for Athlon-processors is finally shipping. Will this chipset live up to VIA's hype? Will it breathe some more life into AMD's Athlon CPU?
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