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Discussion in 'Other CPUs and chipsets' started by Pianist, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. oohms

    oohms Member

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    The KT600 was a pretty awesome chipset. I had one that did 250 fsb with ease when most nforce 2 boards topped out at ~220
     
  2. AthlonMan

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    The kt333/kt400 chipsets were the bee-knees back in the athlon xp ~2000+ era... then the nForce II came along. :eek:

    ps: or did the nf2 come much later? bah, i cant remember.
     
  3. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    The KT chipsets were fantastic and king of the hill......then came nforce chipsets and just blew Via away, but moreso with the nforce2 chipsets did they start making real inroads imo.
     
  4. Deanodriver

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    Strangely enough, the last SiS chipset board I used was rock solid. They've specialised mainly in all in one stuff for ages though. However, there was the ECS K7S5A which did have a following with the Socket A crowd for a while (value for money mainly).

    Not so long ago, every PC in my house was using a VIA chipset. Now the only VIA based board I have is in the cupboard doing nothing. (two run nVidia, one Intel)

    The thing about VIA/SiS now is they still have some decent low-end stuff. I mean, most/all Intel chipset sub $80 boards are ancient 945 parts. nVidia tends to offer newish AMD stuff in the low-end category though.

    Hopefully not for a while yet, I had to remove one of the IDE drives and buy a SATA burner when buying my current board. Serves me right for buying a 320GB IDE drive last year, as well (my fileserver at the time was a P3 and I couldn't afford a SATA controller card).
     

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