Ronald G Minnich rminnich at
Sun Sep 15 15:49:33 CEST 2002

On Sun, 15 Sep 2002, Steve M. Gehlbach wrote:

> I thought that was the case.  The 82c686 has the appearance of "improved"
> code from the 8231.  Yet the 8231 seems to be a more inclusive chipset (ie,
> includes the network) than the 82c686 so I thought this was odd.  Usually
> chips evolve to more functionality, not less.  Of course, I am partly
> guessing, since I can't seem to find even a marketing thumbnail of the 8231
> features on the Via web site.  Via suffers from marketing name diarrhea for
> chipset collections, in my view.

I think the chipset is older. Possibly the 686 + realtek was cheaper than
the 8231.


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