Looks like it is not quite as fast as i850, but not far behind it either. Although, there is still time for Via and its partners to improve and tweak it. It's no wonder Intel are miffed. They put all their effort into creating the ultimate platform for P4, and they find that a significantly simpler chipset will seriously threaten i850's performance crown. If this is what a single channel DDR chipset can do, it's a shame that there will be no dual channel DDR out for P4 in the near future.