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First board with 400 MHz FSB

First board with 400 MHz FSB

The new board called Iwill XP333 is the first board that is designed for stable operation with such a high FSB. The Socket A mainboard is equipped with an ALi MAGiK1 chipset, which can come up with the appropriate dividers.

Iwill has thus brought the first Socket A board onto the market that has an FSB clock that is as high as the Pentium 4 Boards is equipped. In the first test with 175 MHz FSB clock rate, the board had to admit defeat to a board with a VIA KT266a chipset. Until the market launch, there could be delays due to possible board revisions. Another problem is matching RAM modules, the fastest DDR RAMs can only be operated at 300 to 333 MHz. Corresponding RAM will probably not be available until the end of the year, when the manufacturers bring the first PC-2700 RAM modules on the market that are specified for 333 MHz.

First board with 400 MHz FSB