If you want an Intel i865-based motherboard that’s capable of offering Intel’s Performance Acceleration Technology-style performance acceleration technology, you’d better get one sharpish – Intel is planning to modify the chipset to stop mobo makers activating it. “The motivation for such a move may go beyond Intel’s irritation that motherboard makers discovered how to switch PAT on in the i865P and i865PE chipsets. Enabling PAT in those parts eliminates one of the i875P’s key selling points, leading to speculation that sales have been hit. PAT is all the distinguishes the i865PE from the i875P.”
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