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LinuxHardware.org: VIA KT133A Athlon Motherboard Round-up

Jun 06, 2001, 23:45 (7 Talkback[s])

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LinuxHardware.org does a fine job in summarizing a set of motherboards based on the Via KT133A Athlon chipset. How authoritative is this roundup? Advice regarding the bleeding edge of Linux came directly from Alan Cox himself. To summarize the article:

"Upgrading is becoming increasingly more and more complicated as technology progresses. This is becoming especially true for AMD processor advocates. Not only are there now two Athlon cores available but you also have the choice between two memory types, DDR SDRAM and regular SDRAM. For those planning on sticking to their existing memory that they've invested their hard-earned cash on, there is a clear choice in chipsets, the VIA KT133A. So how does Linux work with these boards and what boards provide the most stability and biggest bang for the buck? We soon found out that this chipset can have issues with our favorite OS and choosing the right board can mean the difference between super performance and a underachieving hassle. Before purchasing a KT133A-based board be sure to see what we found out about four leading boards: DFI AK75-EC, Abit KT7A-RAID, MSI K7T Turbo-R, and the SOYO SY-K7VTA PRO."

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