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Storming The Market: Intel D845PEBT2, Continued

The End User Pays: 13 Boards With Intel 845GE/PE
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Intel couldn't resist the trend towards color and simply dipped its board in black paint. Unlike Asus, Aopen and Iwill, Intel decided not to integrate the RAID IDE controller and equipped the D845PEBT2 with a RAID module for Serial ATA. After all, the internal directive of this almost-monopolist is this: the future belongs to Serial ATA; we won't even touch Ultra DMA/ 133. Note should be taken of the proprietary of the FireWire chip. For the first time, Intel breaks with tradition by making it possible to adjust the memory and FSB settings. This means that the FSB speed can be increased by up to four percent, rendering any discussions about system stability superfluous. Intel, clearly by no means wanting to draw parallels to classic overclocking, calls this feature "Stability Test." To keep the voltage controls cool even with high processor loads beyond the 80-Watt limit, the manufacturer integrated a four-phase controller.

An interesting: the optional high-quality microphone works extremely well with the sound chip.

The optional stereo microphone is a useful gimmick that works smoothly with the onboard sound chip. There is an option to record using extreme directivity so that no ambient noise interferes with the recording. Updating BIOS is as easy as one, two, three - with a simple keystroke, the latest BIOS version can be automatically downloaded from the Internet and installed. Nostalgics continue to have the option of using the boot diskette method (DOS). Less useful, however, is the CNR slot, for which there are no freely available components on the free market. It may not be official yet, but CNR is already dead. The below-average performance at standard clock speed, with DDR333 memory and CL2, was a bit astonishing. The benchmarks revealed the potential of this board once the four-percent increase had been activated. With this setting, it even outperformed the Asus with a DDR355 memory module. So Intel has entered new frontiers, even when it comes to price: compared to the competing boards, $179 dollars is a steal.


Intel also offers a bit of overclockability by optionally increasing FSB and memory speeds. On leaving the plant, everything runs within specifications.

Convenient BIOS update in Windows.
Summary
  1. Introduction
  2. Tough Battle For Customers: With Features And Color, Continued
  3. Price Check: Chipsets For Pentium 4
  4. From 3.06 GHz: New Cooler Design For The P4
  5. The Boards
  6. Asus P4PE/ GE: Now Fully Equipped At The Old Price, Continued
  7. Asus P4PE/ GE: Now Fully Equipped At The Old Price, Continued
  8. Aopen AX4PE/ GE Max: Silent Solution And Overclocking
  9. Aopen AX4PE/ GE Max: Silent Solution And Overclocking, Continued
  10. Aopen AX4PE/ GE Max: Silent Solution And Overclocking, Continued
  11. Biostar P4TGE: A Colorful Package With FSB Tricks
  12. Biostar P4TGE: A Colorful Package With FSB Tricks, Continued
  13. DFI NB78-HL: Meager And Low-priced
  14. Gigabyte GA-8PE667 Ultra/ 8GE667 Pro: Mega-Equipment
  15. Gigabyte GA-8PE667 Ultra/ 8GE667 Pro: Mega-Equipment, Continued
  16. Gigabyte GA-8PE667 Ultra/ 8GE667 Pro: Mega-Equipment, Continued
  17. Fine Feathers Make Fine Birds: The Iwill P4HT-S
  18. Fine Feathers Make Fine Birds: The Iwill P4HT-S, Continued
  19. Storming The Market: Intel D845PEBT2
  20. Storming The Market: Intel D845PEBT2, Continued
  21. Fujitsu-Siemens D1527/ D1547: Made In Germany
  22. Fujitsu-Siemens D1527/ D1547: Made In Germany, Continued
  23. Fujitsu-Siemens D1527/ D1547: Made In Germany, Continued
  24. A Naked Candidate: QDI Platinix 2E/ 333
  25. Comparison Of SDRAM, DDR SDRAM And RDRAM Bandwidths
  26. Benchmarks Under Windows XP SP1
  27. DirectX 8 Games: 3D Mark 2001 SE
  28. MP3 Audio Encoding: Lame MP3
  29. SiSoft Sandra 2002 Benchmarks: CPU And Multimedia
  30. Multimedia Performance: PC Mark 2002
  31. 3D-Rendering Performance: SPEC Viewperf 7
  32. Archiving: WinACE 2.2
  33. Overview: Features Of All Boards Tested
  34. Overview: Features For All Motherboards, Continued
  35. Overview: Features For All Motherboards, Continued
  36. Conclusion - Asus Offers The Best Mix
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