from the motherboard-go-round dept.
Xaley writes "There is roundup at VR-Zone on
several 865PE boards
which came equipped with Intel PAT feature and definitely consumers will be
happy to purchase these boards without paying a premium price that Intel has
charged for their 875P chipset. A typical 865PE board costs around $150 and a
875P board costs around $200-250 so it is a cost savings of $100. Of course,
Intel won't be too happy about it since sales of their 875P chipsets will be
affected but there is no stopping for motherboard manufacturers from adding in
the PAT feature into their 865PE boards now."
"Only a brain-damaged operating system would support task switching and not
make the simple next step of supporting multitasking."
-- George McFry