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Alternative Athlon Chipsets: Strong Competition Out There

A Lost Chance? SiS 735 Motherboards For The Athlon
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Chipset VIA Apollo KT266A VIA Apollo KT266 AMD 760 SiS 735 ALi Magik 1 NVIDIA nForce 220 NVIDIA nForce 420
Introduction September 2001 April 2001 November 2000 May 2001 December 2001 October 2001 (?) October 2001 (?)
CPU-Platform Socket 462
Supported Prozessors AMD Athlon/Duron
SMP-Support n/a
Chipset North Bridge VIA VT8366A VIA VT8366 AMD 761 SiS 735 ALi M1647 nForce220 IGP nForce420 IGP
Chipset South Bridge VIA VT8233 VIA VT8233 AMD 765 - ALi M1535D+ nForce220 MCP nForce420 MCP
Official FSB Support 100 (200 DDR)/133 (266 DDR) MHz
Official Memory Clock Support 100 (200 DDR)/133 (266 DDR) MHz
Number of Memory Channels 1 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 2133 MB/s 4266 MB/s
Asynchronuous Memory Timing yes
Supported DIMM-Slots 4 4 4 3 4 3 3
Max. Memory Support 4096 MB 4096 MB 2048 MB 1536 MB 1024 MB 1536 MB 1536 MB
SDRAM-Support yes
DDR-SDRAM-Support yes
VC-SDRAM-Support no no no no no ? ?
RDRAM-Support no
Ultra-DMA/33/66/100 IDE yes/yes/yes
Number of USB-Slots 6 6 4 6 6 6 6
Max. Number of PCI-Slots 6
Integrated Graphics no yes yes
Integrated 5.1 Sound no yes yes
Integrated Ethernet yes, optional yes, optional no yes no yes yes
AGP 1x / 2x / 4x yes/yes/yes
ACPI-Features yes

This table includes all available chipsets and the two nVIDIA nForce chipsets that are to come within the next few months.

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