LinuxHardware.org: DDR Athlon Motherboard Rumble
Aug 18, 2001, 23:30 (9 Talkback[s])
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"Finally, after much delay, the number one requested
review is here. We will now take you to the next level in Athlon
computing and examine the Athlon processor coupled with DDR SDRAM.
Prepare yourselves as we not only look at DDR on one chipset but
examine all three of the choices for single processor DDR goodness.
In this review we will cover the original AMD 760 chipset showcased
on the MSI K7 Master-S, the ALI MAGiK1 on the SOYO SY-K7ADA, and
the new VIA KT266 on the SOYO SY-K7V DRAGON. These chipsets
represent the spectrum of choices when choosing a DDR motherboard
and the boards they are presented on arguably represent the very
best for each chipset. From here we begin our analysis of
everything from speed to layout and design. Before you begin be
sure you are caught up on how we review by reading the CPU Review
Guide and the Motherboard Review Guide. Note that although this is
a motherboard review, since this is our first look at DDR Athlon
under Linux, we will be including extra information not found in
our standard motherboard review such as extended benchmarks and
comparisons to other architectures."