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"Ever since the new Intel processors running at 133MHz FSB were introduced, we've been looking forward to get motherboards based on Intel's chipset to support them. I was very excited about i820 boards, but the price of RDRAM (as well as performance), didn't make that combination very popular among gaming enthusiasts.(Or really anyone else, for that matter). To smooth things over, Intel came up with MCH (memory controller hub) which was able to translate RDRAM requests into the corresponding signals for SDRAM. At first, it sounded like a solution, but when it came to the benchmarks, i820+SDRAM systems scored very very low. Recently, Intel has made an announcement that MCH had a bug which caused some systems to reboot and sometimes loose data. This brought an end to the i820+SDRAM configuration, and left us with VIA Apollo based boards. (Or, for those who's willing to do some pushing, the BX offered exceptional performance at 133MHz FSB if your graphics card could handle 89MHz bus)."

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