[mythtv-users] which chipset is better: NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400 + MCP or VIA KM400 + VT8235

Stephen Tait tait at digitallaw.co.uk
Wed Sep 15 21:18:40 EDT 2004

At 20:15 15/09/2004 -0400, you wrote:
>I am considering upgrading my motherboard/CPU.  Currently using a
>syntax mobo with integrated VIA CPU and that gives me serious
>performance issues.  I have checked the archives a bit and  know the
>older VIA chipsets are dreadful for DMA issues.  I was wondering if
>there is a big difference performance b/t the two listed in the
>subject.  The boards I was considering b/t are Chaintechs (7NIL1 and
>7VIF4) with the former being the nForce and the later being the VIA,
>there is also a price diff with nForce being about $15 more.  Is there
>really a difference in quality?  I know there are certain things to be
>careful of when installing a nForce based board but after that, will i
>notice any difference?

My VIA KM400 has been a pretty good player, although it doesn't have the 
performance of the nForce2 (although TBH I think you'd be hard pushed to 
tell the difference).

I have it on good information that the VIA AMD64 chipsets are thoroughly 
good; better than nVidia's in some cases.

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