Краткое содержание статьи: The successors of the established but soon to be discontinued 440BX chipset are waiting in the wings. The first boards with the Intel 815 chipset are becoming available. We took a closer look at five motherboards, two with 815E and three with 815 chipset.
Beefed Up BX? -<BR>Five Boards with 815/Solano Chipset
There has been a new hand of cards dealt in the world of chipsets. With the introduction of 815/Solano, Intel has a component that supports SDRAM memory and all new features, for example, 133 MHz Front Side Bus or AGP 4x. The Intel 815 (code name "Solano") and the Intel 815E "Solano 2" are supposed to slowly substitute the established 440BX chipset. The latter has been very popular for more than two years. However, it is due to be discontinued soon. At least this is the product roadmap according to Intel, which does not exclude a late comeback of the Rambus chipsets such as 820 and 840. This only works under one assumption: To overcome some of the current problems with RDRAM and its disappointingly bad performance in today's applications, chipsets like the 820 and the Rambus memory itself must become much more affordable. Additionally, it would take quite a lot of subsidizing on Intel's side to convince every motherboard manufacturer to embrace this technology. For the user this means either he continues to bank on the 440BX that will be discontinued at the end of the third quarter of this year, or he switches to a board with the 815 chipset now. But, there is a fly in the ointment with the second scenario. Intel is planning to ship the 815 chipset in low quantities, thus most board manufacturers will initially favor the OEM business and produce few boards for the retail market. There's of course the alternative in shape of the VIA Apollo Pro133A chipset, which comes at a much better price point than Solano, but its performance can also not quite live up to the new competitor from Intel
For the following test we looked at five boards based on Intel's 815 chipset. All test participants are final products that will be available in retail stores soon. The only difference between the individual candidates is that the Abit SE6 and the MSI MS-6337 are equipped with the ICH2 chip (Solano 2), while the other three boards still feature the "old" ICH.
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