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Posted on Friday, February 7, 2003 - 4:05 pm:   

I've been going over some of the messages in this category and am wondering if the intel pentium means an intel motherboard?
Thanks for your time and trouble.
Posted on Friday, February 7, 2003 - 8:55 pm:   

Not all the time as ASUS and other motherboard manufacturers will use third party chipsets on there mainboards as well. Right now the big three are
Intel, SiS, and VIA.
Back in the old days, meaning four or five years ago or so when socket seven and slot1/socket370 support was big Intel and VIA had a cross license agreement for the Pentium platform, which VIA assumed carried over into the P4 platform and Intel got a little annoyed and tried to sue VIA. The jury is still out on that one and all the while VIA still makes chipsets and motherboards for Pentium4 processors as well as chipsets for AMD motherboards. Intel still makes chipsets, cpu's, network card chips, modem chips, and integrated solutions.
SiS based out of Taiwan for the most part designs highly integrated chipsets for all CPU platforms as well as video graphic card chipsets. Alot of motherboard manufacturers have have adopted the SiS chipsets for the price/performance that these chipsets provide for both the high end and budget minded sectors.
I hope this clears things up a little, if not check out some of Trish's bookmarks, there is a wealth of knowledge there.
Posted on Monday, February 10, 2003 - 12:57 am:   

Hi E.S.,
You answered my question quite well, no need to check in Trish's bookmarks.
I know what you mean when you say the old days, you just get upgraded and they come out with something better.
Thanks so much for your time and trouble.
As Always,

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