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Ancient chipset with Tualatin support

Ancient chipset with Tualatin support

Intel's BX chipset, which years ago ushered in the age of the 100 MHz front-site bus, is, as has now been discovered, compatible with all Pentium III CPUs with a 0.13-micron Tualatin core.

This discovery caused a lot of criticism in the hardware scene. However, the power supply on most old boards is insufficient to get the new CPU running, so no owner should hope for an upgrade. What is astonishing, however, is the fact that Intel's current chipset, the i815, does not recognize the Tualatin and that Intel “had to” provide support with the B-stepping. So it makes sense to accuse Intel of deliberately removing a generation of chips from support in order to force a new chip on the customer months later. And this policy is apparently already catching on. VIA also provides support for the Tualatin in the Pro133 and Pro266 successors, the Pro133T and Pro266T. So once again the paying customer is the stupid and the sales of the large corporations rise steeply towards the sky.

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