A Lackluster Premiere: ALi Aladdin-P4

What Awaits The P4: 133 MHz FSB In Sight?

Essentially the same thing holds for the ALi Aladdin-P4 as for all other Pentium 4 chipsets - it still remains to be seen whether the next-generation Pentium 4 with an FSB clock speed of 133 MHz will even work with today's crop of boards, although the BIOS is generally designed as though it will. As for Intel's renowned 850 component, there's no question that the Pentium 4 (Northwood core) doesn't offer any 133 MHz support. In other words, once the new Pentium 4 comes out, we should be expecting a new batch of chipsets to handle the increased FSB clock speed.

Testing Procedure And Details

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Intel HardwareSocket 478
ProcessorIntel Pentium 4/2000 MHz (Willamette)
VIA P4X266AASUS P4X266 Revision: 1.0Bios: P4XBS09p Date:15.11.2001
VIA P4X266Shuttle AV40V12 Revision: 1.2Bios: AV40902E Date: 05.09.2001
Intel 850ASUS P4T-E Revision: 1.00Bios:1005 BETA 002 Date: 11.12.2001
Intel 845MSI 845 Pro Revision: 1.0Bios: 1.0B7 Date: 03.08.2001
Intel 845BASUS P4B266 Revision: 2.01Bios: 1003 Date: 06.12.2001
SIS 645SIS 645 Reference Board SS51ABios: 645p14k9 Date: 19.09.2001
ALi Aladdin-P4ALI AP715D3S Revison: 2.0Bios: AP12076t Date: 11.12.2001
Memory 12 x 128 MB, RDRAM, 400 MHz, Viking
Memory 2256 MB, DDR-SDRAM, 133 MHz, CL2.0, Micron
Memory 3256 MB, DDR-SDRAM, 166 MHz, CL2.5, Micron
Commmon Hardware
Graphics Card:GeForce 3Memory: 64 MB DDR-SDRAMMemory Clock: 400 MHzChip clock: 250 MHz
Hard Drive40 GB, 5T040H4, MaxtorUDMA100 7200 rpm 2 MB Cache
Drivers & Software
Chipset Driver (Intel)3.20.1008
Chipset Driver (VIA)4 in 1 - V4.35
Graphics DriverDetonator 4 Series 23.10
DirectX Version8.1
OSWindows 2000 SP2, Build 2195 (English)
Benchmarks and Settings
Quake III ArenaRetail Version 1.16command line = +set cd_nocd 1 +set s_initsound 0Graphics detail set to 'Normal'Benchmark using 'Q3DEMO1'
SiSoft Sandra 2001Professional Version 2001.3.7.50
Newtek LightwaveRendering Bench SKULL_HEAD_NEWEST.LWS
mpeg4 encodingXmpeg 4.2ADivX 4.11Compression: 100Data Rate: 1500 kBitFormat: 720x480 Pixel@25 fpsno Audio
Studio 7Version 7.07.1 (MPEG-2)
Sysmark 2001Patch 3
LameLame 3.89 MMX, SSE, SSE 2, 3DNow
WinACE2.04, 178 MB Wave file, Best Compression,Dictionary 4096 kB
Suse Linux 7.3Kernel 2.4.13 compiling