Nforce2 board

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#1

can anyone tell me if the Nforce2 mother boards are faster then the kt400 mother boards i am going to use a xp3000+ barton chip in it

thanks


#2

In most / all benchmarks I’ve seen, NForce2 boards are slightly faster than KT400 boards are.

The difference in speed isn’t really that big (that there is a measurable speed difference doesn’t mean you actually’ll notice this), so I’d rather base my decsision upon features, price etc etc…

As far as I am concerned, I’d buy the NF2 board. The VIA chipset works fine, but the NF2 has more to offer… but it also costs more…


#3

Everything I’ve seen concurs with what Dee-ehn is saying. There’s a very slight difference. From what I understand, Via thinks dual-channel RAM is overkill for the Athlon, and it would seem they have a bit of a point. Via has also been the top Athlon chipset for most of the last year or more. I say go for Nforce if you want the onboard features, otherwise go with KT400a. Stick to a good manufacturer like Gigabyte or MSI.


#4

maximum pc has an article on that subject in this month’s issue. it liked the nforce board better but said the via board was very impressive as well.