"The initial wave of VIA 133A motherboards were shipped months ago with much expectation because they offered a very attractive feature set. They were the first to come up with an attractive Intel alternative for motherboards. AGP 4X and UMDA/66 were native to this chipset, most importantly for overclockers, the VIA 133A chipset offered the important 1/2 AGP divider for overclockers reaching for 133Mhz FSB and beyond. However, the obvious deficiency with these motherboards was with the incredibly low memory bandwidth scores. I chose the Soyo 6VCA simply because Soyo seemed to be keenly interested in supporting their VIA133A products with Bios upgrades that would allow for faster memory scores."
FULL STORY @ PCSTATS (http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=284)