Although this article is not intended to give you a definite picture on which is the best chipset, it does offer an insight to which chipset could contribute better memory bandwidth performance. DDR technology is certainly going to stay and it will probably dominate the memory market with its attractive price and availability. We saw how much PC133 SDRAM could deliver and we're pretty sure that it will phase out in time to come although its lifespan may lengthen considerably due to market demands. However, if you're on a tight budget, PC133 SDRAM would certainly make a good choice since you will only suffer a drop of about 5-10% in performance with PC133 SDRAM as compared to DDR SDRAM. If you're still aiming for a Pentium III or Celeron system, you should go for PC133 SDRAM since there is little to gain with VIA's new Pro266 chipset based on DDR technology. We believe that there's still a lot of room for improvement on the VIA Pro266 chipset.
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