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VIA Apollo KT333 Chipset Review

Subject: Chipsets
Manufacturer: VIA


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Riding high on the success of their KT266A chipset that I reviewed some time ago, VIA is today announcing the release of the next step in their Athlon chipset line, the KT333.

The aura surrounding this launch is much different than that of the KT266A launch. Back in September of 2001, the KT266A was a quiet launch with very little press coverage before the chipsets hit the market. Motherboard manufacturers were sticking to their NDAs and online rumor mill seemed to be stumped. That left the launch day for the chipset to be very exciting as all the reviews came out to report the stellar performance increases the chipset saw over everything else on the market at the time.

In contrast to what we have today, the features, numbers and results that you will read about have probably been leaked over the net a dozen times. You know as much about the new chipset specifications as nearly everyone else on the media scene and the excitement has been building for months. Well, it’s time to settle down. For as you will see, the numbers from the KT333 chipset are good, better than VIA stated even, but still not the jump some of you may have been hoping for.

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