The Lame MP3 Encoder under Windows 2000 was used to convert a 178 MB sound file from a WAV format to the MPEG-1 Layer 3 format. The diagram clearly shows that the VIA KT133A chipset takes last place. Nvidia nForce is the leader of the pack, just slightly ahead of the VIA KT333 boards, and it shows the advantage to having dual-channel DDR SDRAM. All boards with the KT333 chipset are indicated by the red bars.
MPEG 4 Video Encoding: Xmpeg 4.2a And Divx 4.12
Again, the Nvidia nForce is able to take the lead, thanks to its dual-channel technology. Following on its heels are the boards with the KT333 chipset and DDR333 memory. Boards with the AMD 760 as well as the VIA KT266 chipset are left completely in the dust. The VIA KT133A brings up the rear - it performs more than 20% slower than the nForce.
- Comparison: VIA KT333 Vs. KT266A
- Structure Of The VIA KT333
- Comparison: 4 Boards With The VIA KT333 Chipset, Continued
- AMD Makes A Change: 166 MHz FSB Clock In The Future?
- Ultra-DMA/133: Currently Supports Maxtor Only
- AGP 8x: Currently No Graphics Cards Available
- USB Ad Infinitum: 6 Ports Are Standard
- DDR333 Memory Modules Compared
- Test Setup
- Benchmarks Under Windows 2000
- OpenGL-Performance: Quake 3 Arena
- DirectX 7 Games: 3D Mark 2000
- MP3-Audio-Encoding: Lame MP3
- SiSoft Sandra 2002 Benchmarks: CPU Und Multimedia
- 3D-Rendering: Newtek Lightwave 7b
- Office-Performance: Sysmark 2002
- Linux Compiling: Suse Linux 7.3 / Kernel 2.4.13
- 3D-Rendering Performance: SPECviewperf
- 3D-Rendering Performance: SPECviewperf, Continued
- Conclusion: Many New Features With KT333, DDR333 Performs To Full Potential Only With CL2 - Fastest Chipset For AMD CPUs