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LinuxHardware.org: DDR Athlon Motherboard Rumble

Aug 18, 2001, 23:30 (9 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Augustus for this link. ]

"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."

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