"The ability to utilize DDR memory comes at the hands of the VIA
Apollo Pro 266 chipset, which is the latest chipset out of VIA
country. Currently, AMD users have many choices for DDR SDRAM, but
Intel users aren't quite as lucky with Intel and Rambus calling the
shots. Something certainly needed to be done, and as usual, VIA has
seemingly rescued those users from the clutches of the high prices
on Rambus memory."
"The feature that doesn't excite me as much as DDR and SDR on
the same motherboard is the new scam feature that will most likely
appear on every single motherboard in the next six months -- ACR,
or Audio Communications Riser. I won't get into anymore here, but
it probably won't surprise you to know that the computing industry
has though up another software codec to handle your needs."
"All in all, this motherboard looks like a great investment for
the user looking to upgrade one piece of their system at a time.
Like I said before, looks don't tell everything. The performance
tells much more than that of a typical value-oriented motherboard,
and DDR has certainly shown me some gains all Linux (because of how
it caches data) users would appreciate in this computing industry
where every inch counts." Complete