Originally posted by StealthHawk
With Hammer right around the corner, we don't need another AthlonXP motherboard from VIA. It will all be about who has the best performing Hammer board then. By all accounts it looks like nforce3 will be for Hammers, thank God.
VIA brings out motherboards a dime a dozen...they use basically the same design and tweak it and re-release it over and over and over ad naseum. It's pathetic how a newcomer like nvidia could produce the leading performer for AMD with only its 2nd chipset. Even the first nforce was on par with VIA's KT266A, and if nforce hadn't been delayed so much it would have demolished VIA's lackluster KT266. Ok, I've ranted about VIA enough in the past, so I'll shut up now
Getting back OT, I think NV40 should correct a lot of mistakes that exist in NV3x. So nvidia probably won't have to rely on name brand or driver hacks to win in benchmarks
I don't dispute the nforce/nforce2 arguments...
the thing with teh kt600 is its performance off the bat... its FASTER than nvidia's new offering... which is quite interesting considering it is single channel v/s dual channel for nforce3 or whatever its called now..
the athlon64 will become the amd desktop cpu of choice eventually but its gonna cost when it first drops..
I have been waiting for it for the past 6 months (notice the cpu/mobo I am running... yup... not fun... need more juice...
concerning nv40... I would like to see a well engineered part dropped from nviida... one that performs as it is supposed to and w/o the issues surrounding the current FX gpu's..