VIA's DDR-Runner For Athlon - The Apollo KT266 Chipset

Benchmark Results

Memory Bandwidth

This chart gives already a strong hint of what we will have to expect of VIA's Apollo KT266 in the following benchmarks. Sandra's Stream-algorithms are once using the normal integer data formats (up to 32-bit) and once the larger FPU data formats (up to 80-bit), which also explains why the FPU/memory results are always higher than the integer results. This algorithm does not just measure peak bandwidth, but is also impacted by memory latency. It is clear to see that Apollo KT266 with DDR is way behind AMD's 760 chipset and only little faster than the Apollo KT133A with PC133 SDRAM.

Office Application Performance Under Windows98

The good old Sysmark2000 application benchmark might not be too CPU and memory-intensive, but it already gives a pretty good idea what we will have to expect of the following results. AMD's 760 is leading ahead of a KT266 DDR-platform that is barely able to beat the KT133A-motherboard with the cheaper PC133 SDRAM.