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VIA confirms PCI problems

VIA confirms PCI problems

VIA has now officially confirmed the PCI problems of their chipsets documented by teCchannel. With this, the group admits that the current product range from KT266 to P4X266 as well as the older models such as KT133 and the 'ancient' MVP3 for socket 7 lose up to a third of their performance when the load is too high.

tecChannel reported a good two weeks ago that the VIA chipsets performed the test tasks up to 32% more slowly than their counterparts from Intel and SiS, for example, when there was heavy traffic on the PCI bus. This not only adds another bug to the previously troubled KT133A, but also the previously pure vests of KT266 (A) and the P4X266 need a repair for the first time. VIA may already have the solution to the problem in its pocket and will soon be able to provide a remedy by means of a BIOS update or new 4in1 drivers. In any case, VIA's Marketing Manager Shane Dennison announced: 'We're already working on a solution'.