Intel's New Weapon: The Coppermine

Direct Comparison Of Preliminary Intel I820 And VIA Apollo Pro 133+-platform

How much 'worse' is VIA's Apollo Pro running with PC133 virtual channel SDRAM than Intel's great i820 with 400 MHz direct RDRAM really? We ran Coppermine on both:

You can see that the differences aren't big. In office applications i820 has a slight edge of up to 3% over the Apollo Pro 133+, but in 3D-games the VIA chipset scores even better. Thus there' shouldn't be too much to worry about using an Apollo Pro 133+-platform with Coppermine.

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