Iwill DVD266-R VIA Apollo Pro266 Mainboard Review
Posted on: 05/24/2001 10:42 PM
Hardware-One has posted a review on the Iwill DVD266-R VIA Apollo Pro266 mainboard
Dual-processor machines have always been relegated to server workstation class applications, and they were relatively expensive to setup in general. Until Abit’s “pioneering work” in the BP6 – its bold Intel 440BX hack job – produced a capable alternative to costlier full-fledged server boards, no one else demonstrated the foresight in creating a budget, but yet highly usable SMP system. Read more
The Abit BP6 product saw great success in a ready market that was eager to benefit from dual processing and it was not difficult for VIA to catch the vision soon after, to want to play in this niche with a modified VIA Apollo Pro 133A chipset.