Tom's Hardware Guide CPU Guide:


Tom's Hardware Guide CPU Guide: The Final Battle: P4/2400 vs. Athlon XP 2100 (2400 ) - Limited Quantities: Rambus Boards from Asus, Gigabyte, Intel and QDI It's already an established fact that when Intel launches the 850E chipset in May, only a very few board makers will be offering the corresponding mainboards. The manufacturers estimate that this niche market is not as lucrative, so they are concentrating on the DDR platform. Only Asus, Gigabyte and QDI will have boards available, and MSI will monitor the market demand first before making a decision. For this underlying reason, mostly boards with the Intel 845D chipset will be produced for the mass market. It remains to be seen if the SiS 645DX chipset, which is of good quality and costs less, will be accepted.