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Old 10-03-2007, 06:00 PM   #1
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chipset comparison

Hi all,

I recently came across the following intel site which does the comparison of Chipsets

in this site it is written as Mainstream PC, Performance PC etc...

now my question is what is the difference between Mainstream PC & Performance PC ???
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To be perfectly honest, in a real world situation probably nothing, according to those specs you linked to..

The most significant difference I see is the memory speed potential with the performance model. Maybe it has a different memory controller/northbridge in more ways than just the GMA950 video device, which is reported to be moderately better than the X3000, though neither is earth-shattering.

If you were to have to choose one, I personally would disregard the 'performance/mainstream' designation and go with whichever one suited me. NOTE that the performance designation might imply a slightly higher pricetag too.
If you really want to see differences, you would need to look into the Northbridge characteristics.

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