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First Look At Brookdale - Intel's Upcoming 845 Chipset

Sysmark 2001 Under Windows 2000 Professional

Under Windows 2000 the difference between i845/PC133 and i850/PC800 is larger. The 'value' SDRAM-platform lags some hefty 11% behind the scores of Pentium 4 with RDRAM. Athlon 1400 is also easily beating Pentium 4 with i845 and SDRAM.

In Internet content creation i845/PC133 is still able to beat Athlon 1400, but it scores 12% worse than i850/RDRAM.

In office productivity i845 lags behind i850 once more, while Athlon 1400 scores the highest results.

Summary Internet/Office Performance

All in all i845 with PC133 SDRAM costs about 7 - 12 % performance compared to i850 with PC800 RDRAM. This is huge, as it puts Pentium 4 1.7 GHz in the area of a Pentium 4 at 1.4 - 1.5 GHz on i850 or an Athlon 1200/133.