t-bird 266 with or without ddr

how much performance do I loose if I use a t-bird without ddr?
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  1. Depends on which chipsets you want to compare. The newest VIA DDR chipset is the KT266A and it gives up to a 25% boost in performance over the best SDR chipset. However, if you want to go with the original KT266 or the AMD761, you probably won't notice a huge performance difference. Either way, I would go with DDR since the price difference is negligable and the performance increase is there. (Unless you go with ALI Magik1, but we don't have to go there :wink: )
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    Either way, I would go with DDR since the price difference is negligable and the performance increase is there.


    Agreed, except that the price is exactly the same from Crucial. From other sites, the difference is negligable, like the man said.

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    Unless you go with ALI Magik1, but we don't have to go there


    Why not? I have a friend who loves his A7A266, and plenty of people around here like that chipset.


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  3. I know that there are several people that like that chipset. I am just giving a little bit of personal opinion based on reviews I have read which show it fairly consistantly being the slowest performer and partially based on past experiences with various ALI chipsets.
  4. Performance-wise, I agree. The Ali Magik 1 doesn't do too well.

    But remember, you can't judge a book based on the movie they made about it.
    Wait, bad analogy.
    Umm...you can't judge a stream by the spring that made it?
    No, wait a minute here.
    Ok, you can't judge a man because of his older brothers, how's that?


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