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The End User Pays: 13 Boards With Intel 845GE/PE

The End User Pays: 13 Boards With Intel 845GE/PE
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Tough Battle For Customers: With Features And Color

Deciding what to buy is not always easy for the go-getting user: a new board is on the cards and the platform's already been selected - a Pentium 4 with DDR memory. But these details are far too sketchy to ensure a failsafe choice. A handful of freaks have already decided for the exotic platform (Intel 850E) with Rambus memory in the last few weeks - and it wasn't such a bad choice. After all, the memory doesn't cost much more than the mass-produced DDR-SRAM, and the extra outlay for an 850 board is not going to break the bank. Alternatively, the fully developed Intel 845 chipset comes in a number of versions that work together with DDR266 and, in a recent development, even with fast DDR333 memory. And what's more, that's official. That's because, unofficially, the majority of boards in our last test (DDR333 for P4: 16 Boards with Intel 845G - Part II ) were already running on DDR333 including CL2 mode. There's no question that, particularly in conjunction with the new chipsets, the P4 platform has reached a stage of development of which its chipset rivals can only dream. Intel has returned to the big mass market, so to speak - for the first time since its legendary 440BX at the close of the 90s. In this benchmark test we'll be putting boards with 845GE and 845PE chipsets under the microscope.


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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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