Excerpt: As the years rolled by in our competitive computer market, we've encountered a number of chipsets. On average, we see a couple new chipsets every quarter. Taking you guys 3-4 years back, we basically had two primary chipset makers: VIA and Intel. As time flew by, one name started appearing more commonplace. This name was SiS and they fought their way trying to make a move on the two dominant chipset makers.
Excerpt: ASUS P4S8X SiS 648 Motherboard AGP 8X, Serial ATA and More! By: Chris Angelini December 16, 2002 Manufacturing chipsets for AMD's Athlon XP is one thing. SiS, VIA and NVIDIA all vie for market share by focusing on different areas, be it price, performance or features. Contending with Intel in the Pentium 4 chipset market is quite a different story, though.
Conclusion: The quiz related to this article is inactive, check out these other available quizzes! [ View current quizzes! ] The P4S8X isn’t quite the fastest SiS 648 motherboard on the market, it finished just a hair behind the other motherboard based on this chipset. But when it comes to feature set, there isn’t another SiS 648 motherboard on the market that even comes close to touching it.
Conclusion: The Asus P4S8X has all the goods: SerialATA, 8X AGP, Firewire ports, and a whole host of Overclocking functions. True to its tradition, Asus has once again included the bleeding-edge of technology in a package that's easy to install and configure. As concerns our Overclocking results though, it should be noted that our sample of the Asus P4S8X was a pre-production unit, and that we can easily expect the final version to clock much higher.
Pros: Could use a thermal sensor connector, Memory slots are too close to the AGP port
Cons: Jumperless design, BIOS-adjustable Vcore, and DRAM voltages, Excellente performance, Integrated IDE ATA133 controller, Integrated Serial ATA controller, Integrated USB 2.0 controller, Integrated Ethernet controller, Integrated IEEE1394 controller, Support for DDR333 memory
Conclusion: Fazit: Intel i845PE/GE Chipsatz Intels i845PE sowie der i845GE mit integrierter Grafik haben sich als stabile und leistungsfähige Grundlage erwiesen. Wer derzeit einen Intel Pentium 4 Prozessor für Spiele, Büro oder Multimediabearbeitung einsetzen will, sollte diesen Chipsätzen den Vorzug geben. AGP 8x ist derzeit kein Feature, das man braucht und das wird sich im nächsten Jahr auch noch nicht ändern.