"These days we are quick to slam integrated chipsets due its poor performance and history. When we compared them to higher performing external components, but we must take into account this very question, why is there integrated systems? The reason being cost. Not everyone out there in their home can afford an AMD Athlon 1.2Ghz with 64MB DDR GeForce 2 Ultra with 1GB of SDRAM. Most home users and offices users wouldn't even need such power for simple database tasks and other simple office tasks. So come along with us as we take a journey into the integrated platform level as we look at the solutions for the P6 line of all-in-one chipsets for the Intel Celeron and VIA Cyrix 3 "value" processors."
FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN (http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/intel_integrated/)