Show comments Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. Lower Cost, Many Core Beasts. When the PCI Express card was set as the primary GPU, the frame rate on the secondary monitor was noticeably faster than if the cards roles were reversed. Apple’s special sauce, the A12X SoC. Reproduction in whole or in part, in any form or medium, without express written permission of HotHardware.

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Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop Review: BioShock Infinite and Metro: VIA is aiming to change that with the introduction of three new chipsets for the Pentium 4 sporting a wealth of new features, including PCI Express, that should finally give VIA chipsets feature parity with Intel.

Chipsets Previous page Next page. Unfortunately, we had to do our tests over the weekend, which made it impossible to find a solution for these issues on short notice. Whenever we launched a 3D application, the system crashed.

Samsung shows off Infinity Flex foldable smartphone display. Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Review: Fortunately, we have come across problems only in a single application, and we still hope for a better situation in production samples. PT Pro Chipset Details.

Acer Swift 3 Laptop Review: Totally Cool Cans For Gamers. So your AGP graphics card performance will be on par with what you have on your current system. The layout of the board is decent, although we disagree with the placement of the pin ATX power connector and IDE connectors.

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All products and trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Although this article is dedicated to the PT Pro, we should also mention that VIA is launching some other chipset products as well.

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A Five Camera Android Contender. Benchmark Results Page The tendency is crystal clear here: The only use for this functionality is multi-monitor configurations up to four monitors, if both video chipaet have two video outs.

VIA knows full well that its principal competition is the same company that manufactures the Pentium 4.

It also supports Pentium 4 processors with MHz front side bus speeds – a relevant improvement over Intel’s X, which officially tops out at MHz. In fact, the nForce3 and K8T chipsets generally fall within a percentage or two of each other in performance benchmarks.

Viw of the popularity reasons of 3D modeling package SPECviewperf in our methods of testing is its variety of 3D engine dependences. But North Bridge is a feast for the eyes.

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However, I believe that board vendors will have the option of separating these slots somewhat. DirectX 8 Page The thought occurred to me that I might be able to run two games at very fast speeds on the two separate cards and separate monitors.

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Origin PC Chronos Review: Using a GeForce GT PCIe solved the problem, and while this means the graphics benchmark numbers are lower than they could be, we should point out that this scenario is also more realistic from an upgrade point of view. It turns out that because the PCI Express bus has a significantly faster upstream bus, it could feed the AGP downstream bus relatively easily.

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Interestingly, I also found by accident that the choice on your primary card can make a difference in the performance deltas you see between running games on both monitors or in spanning them. The north bridges share some common elements, including:. The price for end user solutions is promised to be low due to the low disbursing price for the chipset as well as a simple PCB layout, and rich integrated functionality.

Click the picture to see a screenshot of the extended Desktop Performance tests Testbed configuration: Port multiplier devices will make it possible to attach several drives to each port, better utilizing the copious data ceiling enabled by SATA II. We’ll check it out.