Subject: Chipsets | May 12, 2004 - 05:43 AM | Ron Goldin
Athlon XP is not a EOL unit quite yet, not with VIA and nVidia still kicking new life into it with their latest chipsets. nVidia being the more recent as you can see in Ryan's review of their nForce2 Ultra 400Gb chipset. The Tech Report's review of this chipset came to many of the same conclusions, it's no longer the performance being the deciding factor of chipset purchases but in fact the feature set, which is something
Subject: Chipsets | May 10, 2004 - 09:26 AM | Ryan Shrout
Here's the full PR from NVIDIA.
NVIDIA BRINGS NEW NETWORKING, SECURITY, AND STORAGE SOLUTIONS TO AMD ATHLON XP MARKET
Company's Award-Winning Native Gigabit Ethernet Controller and Firewall Security Solution for AMD Athlon 64 Platforms Now Available in NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400Gb MCP
SANTA CLARA, CAâ€”MAY 10, 2004â€” Leveraging the award-winning innovative networking, storage, and security technologies unveiled in the Company's NVIDIA nForce™3 250Gb media and communications processor (MCP) for AMD Athlon™ 64 processor-
NVIDIA today has released a new chipset for the Athlon XP processor that offers the same great south bridge features that the nForce3 250 Gb chipset has, and we're here to show it all to you today.
Subject: Chipsets | May 7, 2004 - 08:09 AM | Ron Goldin
Surprisingly, there seems to be very few previews of this chipset on the web. Even today, the day after it was released publicly. I'm not sure why that is. I don't recall a time that a new chipset release was so quiet as such as this one. I think the one thing that may be holding things back is the fact this new chipset adds a lot of new features, but not the giant performance gains the market and enthusiasts want. [H]ard|OCP has posted about some of the impending prowess of the overclocking abilities of
Subject: Chipsets | May 6, 2004 - 10:56 AM | Ryan Shrout
Taipei, Taiwan, May 6, 2004 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the launch of the VIA K8T800 Pro, further expanding its range of market-leading chipset solutions for the AMD64 processor platform.
The K8T800 Pro Chipset
VIA introduces another chipset for the Athlon 64 platform in preparation for the coming changes to the A64 platform and motherboards in general.
Subject: Chipsets | May 1, 2004 - 08:42 AM | Ron Goldin
Although the feature set may still reign with the nForce2 Ultra 400 chipset, it seems VIA's next Socket A chipset, the KT880, may in fact outperform the aging Ultra 400 chipset from nVidia. Beating nVidia's chipset in most application benchmarks is not exactly easy, but it does say that VIA is not done with Socket A and I suspect niether is nVidia.
At the end of the day, the KT880 is a faster and generally more capable chipset than the nForce2 Ultra 400.
Subject: Chipsets | March 17, 2004 - 03:46 AM | Geoff Baker
Hexus has posted a review of the much anticipated Nforce3 250 although just a sample board with socket 754. They too are getting impatient. And we still don't know about those bus locks. :(
"...It's been an almost insufferable wait for the second generation of Athlon 64 and Opteron chipsets from AMD's chipset partners..."
Subject: Chipsets | March 11, 2004 - 11:54 AM | Ryan Shrout
Hexus has a review of the long awaited VIA dual channel KT880 for Socket A XP processors. Will it be an Nforce2 killer?
"nForce2 Ultra 400 has been around since July 2003, some sevenmonths. Plain nForce2 has been around for over a year.
Subject: Chipsets | February 2, 2004 - 01:00 AM | Ryan Shrout
Always fun to read these. Sudhian has a round up of workstations running single and dual processors from Barton 2800's to FX's and Xeon's.
"This is an article designed for the professional workstation user considering a high-end investment in a modern system. We’ll be weighing the value of two high-end single-CPU configurations as well, in order to examine the situations in which a second CPU is valuable—and in which it is not."