Socket A Is Coming: Test of 10 Boards


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Today AMD offers the best low-cost processor with its Duron . It outperforms Intel's Celeron by far and it is easy to overclock. The new Athlon for Socket A has no reason to hide either. At the same clock frequency it is still cheaper than its' cousin Pentium III.

You need the right motherboard for AMDs new Socket A CPUs though. At the moment the installed base is still rather small. For this reason we checked the features and performances of 10 Socket A motherboards with VIA's KT133 chipset.

Let us mention one thing right at the beginning: Not every motherboard is suitable for easy overclocking, but overclocking friends should have fun with our test as well.

Uwe Scheffel