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DDR333 for P4: 16 Boards with Intel 845G - Part I

Jetway 845GDAL: (More) Performance With FSB Tricks

Packaging for the Jetway 845GDAL.

A view of the Jetway 845GDAL: compared to previous tests, Jetway makes great strides.

An important characteristic of the Jetway board can be noticed right away when you look at the benchmark results: compared to previous tests, this manufacturer has made considerable progress, and the board attains good performance levels. However, at the same time, it has to be pointed out that the FSB clock has been increased to 134 MHz.

Accessories included with the Jetway 845GDAL.

This clock speed is not quite as high as that of the Asus board, factory-clocked to 134.6 MHz, but, strictly speaking, Jetway slightly skews the results of this competition. If they had adhered to the specified 133 MHz FSB clock, they would have not placed so well. The features of this board are rather sparse: like all other candidates, they have integrated sound and network chips. To sum up, we can say that the very low price of the Jetway board is the only reason for buying it. After all, not all customers want to have as many features as can be found on the Gigabyte board. The OEMs will also be pleased to be able to purchase an 845G motherboard of this caliber in large quantities. The price should be around $110.

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