DDR333 For Athlon: VIA KT333 vs. KT266A

Linux Compiling: Suse Linux 7.3 / Kernel 2.4.13

Basically, all motherboards with the VIA KT333 chipsets take the lead in compiling the Linux kernel. All other competitors (AMD 760, Nvidia nForce, VIA KT266 and KT266A) do not perform as well, with the exception of the VIA KT266A reference board. The VIA reference board with the antiquated KT133A chipset takes the very last place. All boards with the KT333 chipset are indicated by the red bars.

Archiving: WinACE 4.1

Archiving is a very practical application. WinACE 2.1 was used under Windows 2000 to archive a 178 MB WAV file while the clock was running. In this discipline, the Asus A7V333 with the KT333 chipset takes first in the ranks. Next to the Nvidia nForce, all KT333 boards end up at the top spots. All boards with the KT333 chipset are indicated by the red bars.

Video-Encoding MPEG-2: Pinnacle Studio 7

In creating an MPEG-2 video with Pinnacle Studio 7, the boards with the VIA KT333 chipset and DDR333 memory are clearly faster than the competition. The slowest candidate is, once again, the VIA reference board with the KT133A chipset combined with the SDRAM memory. All boards with the KT333 chipset are indicated by the red bars.

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