This made me avoid VIA. Component shortages delay new Game Boy. Feature Comparison – Continued. VIA chipsets should be avoided if possible. While EPoX isn’t at the very top of the list in terms of quality they have always been better than average, which for those users not running high end workstations or servers is generally enough to get them through their tasks. Anything that won’t fit a 3.

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Feature Comparison – Continued.

EPoX EP-3VCA Apollo Pro 133A Socket-370 ATX

CPU support limited on older boards. In spite of the recent influx of poorly manufactured A based motherboards, EPoX seems to have risen to the challenge quite nicely with their 3VCA. While this may not seem like the most useful feature, it is apolll nonetheless. The Latest On Tom’s Hardware. Anything that won’t fit a 3.

I don’t know as much about ATI. Then again, if you just had to go VIA then you’d be better off using an Intel chipset 313a. Return to General Old Hardware. But if you want USB 2. Ever since the advent of the LX chipset you really didn’t have to worry about whether or not the board you were picking up would perform like a speed demon or a piece of junk, but our last Apollo Pro A roundup proved pfo statement wrong.


I don’t know what things are like on the original using newer drivers. Maxtor Fireball Plus 8 40g,rpm,2mb cache Os: Smellovision possible by end of year. VIA chipsets should be avoided if possible. Log in Don’t have an account?

Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Feature Comparison – Continued Page There are some fixes for this problem but it seems inconclusive if the problems were totally cured. We rounded up twelve motherboards based on the VIA Apollo Pro and the A back in February and basically concluded that the majority of motherboard manufacturers had a lot of work to do on their solutions before they would be fit for public consumption.

Board index All times are UTC. Feature Comparison Page HP apologizes for Jornada’s missing colors. Many BX can also do this, and when doing so the BX is faster than anything.

Microstar’s D Pro – VIA Apollo Pro A with Dual Processors

Despite being rated to run at MHz, with the option of overclocking it to MHz, the X chip was not covered with a heatsink. Pgo no surprise that FIC likes to apolli VIA chipsets as the two companies have worked extremely close to each other in the past. I don’t have proof but my impression has been that VIA gradually improved with later chips. From the comments I’ve read online, it seems it pretty much always works on Geforce, and usually works on Geforce4, but fails on FX5 and later cards.


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Your thoughts and opinions would be much appreciated. It should be mentioned that there may be problems when using a Sound Blaster Live card with a VIA mainboard both sound issues and data corruption for other devices are possible. You might also want to check which of those boards have options to disable the caches, if you want to slow it way down for DOS games.

Gigabyte GA-6VX-4X Apollo Pro A Slot-1 ATX

Visually, they both apolll like they’ll serve the same purpose equally well. Fortunately, we did not notice any heat related issues in our evaluation sample.

Initially, we had quite a bit of trouble with this board, but after a couple of revisions from FIC, it’s currently a decent choice for an Athlon motherboard. On the other hand, the DIMM slots are sandwiched right up next to the X North Bridge and may prevent the use of apillo extremely large heatsinks.