Slot vs socket (a)

mtxblau

Mid Boss
As a side note I unloaded that k6-3+ for a favorable sum and some extra dinero to spend. But that's a side note.

I was looking into getting a somewhat cheap gaming rig set up, and found a decent price for an AMD Athlon 800Mhz w/ Abit KA7 board. However it's a slot A.

SO, the question I pose to you: what is the performance difference between slot and socket a? Holding all things equal (PC100 SDRAM, ATi Radeon 64MB DDR, etc.) what kind of performance increase/decrease should I be expecting?

As a measure of comparison, I was considering the ECS K7S5A + 800Mhz Athlon (KT266A is way out of my range, so it's moot).

Thanks for all help in advance.
 

Arakon

New Member
there is no performance difference, but you kill almost any chance to upgrade by buying a slot board.. it's no longer used. the k7s5a is what I have, it supports up to Athlon XP 2200+ and works very well.
 
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