ExtremeTech takes a look at 12 component that changed the evolution of the PC, you can read it over here.
The 440BX became the chipset gamers used in their Pentium and Pentium II systems. It was stable, offered low latency, and good performance.
I used 440BX chipsets in a number of different systems, including several using those massive, cartridge based Pentium II CPUs. Later, 440BX systems support socket 370 Pentium II CPUs at clock speeds up to 1GHz became available..