Completely unnoticed, the THG spy slips through an open window into the heart of Intel. Most of the company employees have long since gone home for the night. Our spy is shaking with anticipation because there's a lot at stake tonight. He is able to make his way into the bowels of the CPU giant using his thorough knowledge of the architecture. A few quick moves and suddenly he finds what he's looking for: the next generation of processors, in the form of the Pentium 4/2666 with 133 MHz FSB. Satisfied, and much relieved, he disappears into the shadows - it was all worth it.
Dramatic license apart, we have the new P4 platform with 533 MHz Rambus memory and can now put it to the test for you. It's a premiere of sorts, since Intel won't be introducing this processor or the faster RDRAM (based on PC 1066 specifications) for months.
Pentium 4/2666 with 533 MHz RDRAM in action. The FSB clock: 133 MHz.
- Breaking In At Intel: P4/2666 With 533 MHz Rambus
- Breaking In At Intel: P4/2666 With 533 MHz Rambus, Continued
- Faster Than P4/3000: P4/2666 With 533 MHz RDRAM
- Same Price: RDRAM And DDR-SDRAM, Continued
- How To Get More Voltage For The P4
- Pictures Of Our Test System
- Test Setup And Details
- Benchmarks Under Windows XP
- OpenGL-Performance: Quake 3 Arena
- DirectX 7 Games: 3D Mark 2000
- MP3 Audio Encoding: Lame MP3
- SiSoft Sandra 2002 Benchmarks: CPU Und Multimedia
- 3D-Rendering: Newtek Lightwave 7b
- Office-/Internet-Performance: Sysmark 2002
- Archiving: WinACE 4.1
- 3D-Rendering Performance: SPECviewperf
- Conclusion: Top Performance, But Only With 533 MHz