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[SOLVED] Re: Would you buy a MB with VIA?

 
 
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      Feb 19th, 07, 4:54 AM
NickC wrote:
> Time for an upgrade. My last motherboard (ASUS) used VIA and was
> supposed to be wizz-bang at the time. Found out later that VIA
> couldn't drive AGP at 4x and it had problems with USB dropouts,
> apparently all due to VIA not giving a constant correct voltage.
>
> Was very pissed-off. How the hell can a manufacturer get away with
> dodgy boards like that? It doesn't perform to spec!
>
> Anyway, I notice VIA is still around on new boards. Would you buy a MB
> with VIA nowadays? Any other bridge, FSB, etc problems with other
> manufacturers I should be careful with?
>
> (The gruntier apps I use are mainly for video editing, plus TV off a
> USB dongle and the occasional game like Quake4.)
>
> Thanks for any advice.
>


Sis ?

If you've got VIA or SiS, you really are at the bottom end of the
Market. They do work but just not as good as Intel's or NVidia.
It all comes down to software, and the number of problems is
inversely proportional the cost of the Mother.


 
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