No Luck At The First Shot
When VIA finally released its Athlon chipset with DDR-memory support, named 'Apollo KT266', in early spring of this year, the new chipset was
Do It Again Sam
VIA was obviously not happy with the performance scores of Apollo KT266. It was one thing to lose against 'partner' AMD and its high-cost / high-performance solution AMD760. However, scoring worse than struggling competitor SiS was a shameful defeat that required immediate action. So it didn't take long after the first reports of the obvious superiority of SiS's 735 chipset that we heard rumors from VIA officials that a new version of KT266, dubbed 'Apollo KT266A', would reverse the painful situation. Several weeks had to pass by until VIA was finally able to substantiate its claims. VIA officials delivered a sample motherboard with the new KT266A chipset to our lab and we checked if VIA's second try would finally make up for the disappointments of its predecessor.