First Look At Brookdale - Intel's Upcoming 845 Chipset

Unreal Tournament

UT has never been a strength of Pentium 4. Athlon 1200 is already scoring better than Pentium 4 1.7 GHz with i850 and RDRAM. The solution with i845 and PC133 SDRAM scores another 16% lower and is therefore really not interesting anymore.


Dronez is an example for the new breed of DirectX8 games. It comes with enhancements for Pentium 4, which results in better scores of Pentium 4 1.7 GHz with i850/RDRAM than Athlon 1400. However, i845/PC133 impacts Pentium 4's performance so badly, that it scores worse than Athlon 1200 and almost 24% worse than Pentium 4 with i850/RDRAM. Only Tualatin 1.13 GHz scores even lower results.