Log in Don’t have an account? While we have seen A based motherboards that feature a Slot-1 connector combined with a Socket connector ala Tyan Trinity as well as those with simply a Slot-1 connector, the 3VCA is the first we have seen with solely a Socket interface. This two way compatibility may not seem like much, but the 3VCA is one of the first motherboards to officially support both CPUs in a Socket interface in the initial shipping revision of the motherboard. From there, the race was on, with just about everyone at least planning to release a dual processor board with the Apollo Pro A. Log in Don’t have an account? With the BP6, you could simply drop in two Socket processors and you were ready to go.
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List of VIA chipsets – Wikipedia
With the price of Intel processors constantly dropping, and operating systems such as Windows and Linux supporting multiple processors, dual processing is becoming more and zpollo common. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Log in Don’t have an account? From there, the race was on, with just about everyone at least planning to release a dual processor board with the Apollo Pro A.
VIA Apollo Pro 133A with Dual Processors
Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. The modifications were not particularly easy to perform, keeping this market somewhat limited, but ABIT took a big step apo,lo broadening that market by releasing the BP6a dual Scoket motherboard using the iBX chipset.
Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. Making use of a physically smaller in length Socket connector, you would expect the 3VCA to be a noticeably smaller motherboard when compared to the Slot-1 A solutions we’ve looked at in the past. Log in Don’t have an account? Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.
Introduction VIA’s Apollo Pro A chipset has been around for 9 months now and in that time, it has become much more of a contender than we originally expected it to be.
While we have seen A based motherboards that feature a Slot-1 connector combined with a Socket connector ala Tyan Trinity as well as those with simply a Slot-1 connector, the 3VCA is the first we have seen with solely a Socket interface.
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Creative Labs CT sound is optionally integrated on the motherboard and provides a basic PCI audio solution for those that don’t need some of the more advanced features available with dedicated PCI sound cards. Apolloo in Don’t have an account?
In fact, their headquarters are practically right next to each other in Taiwan. 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 prk133a consumption.
For various sized companies, where intensive processing is needed, dual processor systems fit the bill apollk.
Fortunately, we did not notice any heat related issues in our evaluation sample. As always, getting the right apoplo is quite possibly the toughest, and quite possibly most important, part of your decision making process when you still building your system. This isn’t the case as EPoX uses the saved space to help clear up paollo of the clutter normally associated with boards that are this crowded.
Even for home users, a dual processor systemis now affordable enough for those needing or wanting more processing power. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.
EPoX EP-3VCA Apollo Pro A Socket ATX
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. FIC has also implemented an optional 6-pin ATX power connector that offers power supply fan speed monitoring and control for power supplies that offer such capabilities. Despite being rated to run at MHz, with the option of overclocking it to MHz, the X chip was not covered with a heatsink.
Considering that its predecessor, the Apollo Pro Plus, went unnoticed by our community due to its inability to compete with the BX chipset, our expectations for the A were naturally very low.
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.
With the exception of a handful of manufacturers such as Gigabyte and ECS, most of the boards we tested just 5 months ago varied in performance so greatly that it reminded us of the way the motherboard industry was during the Socket-7 days of the FX and HX chipsets.
Therefore in the coming weeks, we will try to review some of the most common dual Socket motherboards available today and find out which one apoklo the best.
Motherboard manufacturers are still working out the issues involving their implementations of the A chipset, and because of this we have seen a number ;ro133a normally reliable motherboard pdo133a release some very disappointing solutions based on VIA’s alluring chipset. VIA’s Apollo Pro A chipset has been around for 9 months now and in that time, it has become much more of a contender than we originally expected it to be.
VIA Apollo Pro 133A Motherboard Roundup – July 2000
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 that statement wrong.
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. Keep in mind that this motherboard has been in the market for quite some time, yet it still manages to be a good pick.