Anandtech hits the web with the first 17 pages review of the Nvidia nForce reference board. It's interesting that Nvidia will persue it's unified driver politics by introducing the nForce drivers which have all in one (video, audio, chipset). A bit disappointing are the memory benchmarks cause nForce only delivers 26MB/s more memory bandwidth than the VIA KT266A which is due to FSB limitations af the Athlon.
The performance of the nForce with an external AGP card is approximately on-par with that of the KT266A. While the KT266A does come out ahead in the majority of benchmarks, its lead is usually limited to 3% or less which is honestly indiscernible to even the most highly trained eyes.
News source: AnandTech
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