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Much ado about chipsets

The chipset, the unsung hero of PC architecture, has moved to the forefront of issues facing the industry. Delays of Intel's 820 chipset forced PC makers to delay Rambus-based systems and even caused motherboard makers to dump millions of dollars worth of parts.

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The chipset, the unsung hero of PC architecture, has moved to the forefront of issues facing the industry. Delays of Intel's 820 chipset forced PC makers to delay Rambus-based systems, among other woes. Via, on the other hand, has found increasing acceptance for its cheaper chipsets.

"We expect the newly formed company to play a significant role in the evolution of PC graphics."

- Ken Potashner, chief executive officer of S3, regarding the S3-Via alliance.

 


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