View Full Version : P III Tualatin S parts as desktop chips.
Has anyone tried out the newest PIII 1.4Ghz chip yet? I know it is intended as a server chip, hence the Tualatin S monicker, but surely it would work on any board that supports the regular Tualatins?
I have a mobo, VIA 694AS, which should be compatible.
This 1.4GHz chip looks like a damn good upgrade while I'm waiting on the dual channel DDR P4 boards becoming availible.
Edit - wrong chipset name.
I have a P3-S 1.13GHz and it is fast, smooth, quiet, cool and rock stable.
See some bajo post at www.asusboards.com . He overclocked the P3-S to 1.6GHz 8)
At 1.4GHz it is as fast as a 1.8GHz P4 with some high poly benchmark like 3Dmark2001 car chase high detail.
I am speculating about a highly integrated nforce mobo with the future thoroughbred (.13 micron Athlon) as possible upgrade.
Thanks for the info pascal.
I've always been tempted by an Athlon system but the overheating problems and non-Intel chipsets put me off. I've never found any mainboard chipset as stable as Intel's. The old BX chipset was a great example of that. Mine ran overclocked for nearly 4 years before the IDE controller gave way.
The sheer floating point power of the Athlon lends itself well to games but the P4 has the upper hand at the moment in terms of clockspeed, overclocking and mem bandwidth.
My Abit BH6 (BX chipset) worked for 3 great years 8)
Intel stability is really great. My hope is that nvidia will do a good job with stability. The new thoroughbred (.13 micron Athlon) is speculated to be cooler than the Northwood because of around 30% smaller die size.
Individual numbers like clockspeed and memory bandwith is not really important, some benchmarks are.
Anyway just keep open the doors. We never know what will happens :)
my BX board (Abit BF6) died after a 1.5 years... (didnt boot anymore)
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