did not realize there are via fans
i thought via wasn't recommending 4 in 1 unless there are problems without it; accel driver in intentionally in beta because via does not know how to fix bugs imho.
my recommendation to avoid via chip is based below
my iwill kk266a is big old board, but my sister's kt800pro isn't doing well without via latency patch; there are still major problems with usb as well.
both kt133a, kt800pro boards & my usb2 pci card i bought two weeks ago have serious problems not to mention slow.
i cannot speak for nvidia as i haven't used any, but i know that nvidia ide is at least considerably faster in benchmark testing than via in general.
i don't think everyone is having problems with via, but many are.
i was fan of amd because of the price, but i think i would go for intel next time because of mobo chips & amd has gotten more expensive than before