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First Look At Brookdale - Intel's Upcoming 845 Chipset

AquaNox

AquaMark runs usually better on Athlon than on Pentium 4 anyway, but with i845 Pentium 4 performs like a dog, scoring 18% worse than the i850/RDRAM platform.

3DMark2001

While Pentium 4 1.7 GHz with i850/RDRAM scores pretty much the same results as Athlon 1400, i845 with SDRAM is able to make Pentium 4 1.7 GHz perform 18% worse.

Summary 3D Gaming Performance

The average performance loss of i845/PC133 vs. i850/PC800 is almost 21% and therefore unacceptable. 3D gamers should rather go for the more attractive Athlon-solutions unless they want to spend the big bucks for Pentium 4 plus RDRAM.