BX or VIA133....?

vbimport

#1

I'm thinking of buying a new pIII 733 coppermine, but I don't know what to do....
I heard BX motherboards are fast, but the FBS of it is only 100mhz. And the coppermine proccesor can run at 133mhz , so the alternatives are VIA133 , i810 and i820.
But the i820 doesn't really work good with SDRAM and I can't afford RDRAM...
The i810 isn't that good either, so the only one remaining is the VIA133.
Or is it still better to buy a BX motherboard, although it does run at 100mhz.

My other problem is the AGP port.
Is it a big performance difference between 2X and 4X ? (The BX has got only 2X)

I would be very gratefull for your replies.

GRTZ,

lastigebart


#2

Make sure you visit http://www.tomshardware.com
There is an excellent new article that will answer all of your questions.


#3

Have you ever thought about buying an AMD Athlon CPU? I know they don’t use 133MHZ FSB yet, but they are a lot cheaper. A PIII 733 is a lot more expensive then an AMD K7 800 is and the AMD is faster! Ok, the 100MHZ FSB slows it a little compared to a PIII, but since the AMD’s FPU is way better you’ll get a very fast system for less money. Believe me, the AMD is really worth the money (my Athlon 600 perfoms often better then my friends PIII-600 with the same amount of RAM and the same videocard!).

Greeeeeeetzzzzzzzzzzz


#4

Yes wanderer is right, if you are a overclocker you want to read the article Tom wrote, in this article you can see that the BX chipset overclocked at 133mhz kicks i810,i820 and even i840’s ass!!!
BX rules!

Djewst