Dual DDR For Pentium 4: Intel E7205 Chipset Put To The Test

Comparision: Chipsets For The Pentium 4

Chipset Intel E7205 Intel 845E Intel 845G
Introduction Nov-02 May-02 May-02
Processor Platform Socket 478 Sockel 478 Sockel 478
Supported CPU Intel Pentium 4 Intel Pentium 4 Intel Pentium 4
Chipset Northbridge i7205 Intel RG8245EES Intel RG82845G
Chipset Southbridge Intel 82801 DB Intel 82801 DB Intel 82801 DB
Front Side Bus Clock 100/133 100/133 MHz 100/133 MHz
Memory Clock 100/133 100/133 MHz 100/133/166 MHz
Asynchronous memory clock no yes yes
FSB overclocking up to 166 MHz up to 166 MHz up to 166 MHz
max. # DIMM Slots 4 3 3
max. Memory 4096 MB 3072 MB 3072 MB
SDRAM Support no yes yes
DDR SDRAM Support yes yes yes
Dual DDR SDRAM Support yes no no
RDRAM Support (Rambus) no no no
Dual RDRAM Support (Rambus) no no no
Ultra-DMA/33/66/100 yes / yes / yes yes / yes / yes yes / yes / yes
Ultra-DMA/133 no no no
Max. # USB 4 4 4
USB 2.0 yes yes yes
Max.# PCI Slots 6 6 6
Integrated Graphics no no yes
AGP 1x / 2x / 4x yes / yes / yes yes / yes / yes yes / yes / yes
AGP 8x yes no no
Hyper-Threading Support yes no no (ja, Step 2)
Chipset Intel 845GE/PE Intel 850E SiS 645DX SiS 658
Introduction Sep-02 May 2002 Mar-02 Nov-02
Processor Platform Socket 478 Socket 478 Sockel 478 Sockel 478
Supported CPU Intel Pentium 4 Intel Pentium 4 Intel Pentium 4 Intel Pentium 4
Chipset Northbridge Intel RG82845GE Intel KC82850E SiS 645DX SiS 658
Chipset Southbridge Intel 82801 DB Intel 82801 BA SiS 961 SiS 963
Front Side Bus clock 100/133 MHz 100/133 MHz 100/133 MHz 100/133 MHz
Memory clock 100/133/166 MHz 400 MHz/533 MHz 100/133/166/200 MHz 400/533/600 MHz
Asynchronous memory clock yes yes yes yes
FSB overclocking up to 200 MHz up to 166 MHz up to 166 MHz up to 200 MHz
Max. # DIMM-Slots 3 4 3 4
Max. memory 3072 MB 2048 MB 3072 MB 2048 MB
SDRAM Support no no yes no
DDR SDRAM Support yes no yes no
Dual DDR SDRAM Support no no no no
RDRAM Support (Rambus) no yes no yes
Dual RDRAM Support (Rambus) no yes no yes
Ultra-DMA/33/66/100 yes / yes / yes yes / yes / yes yes / yes / yes yes / yes / yes
Ultra-DMA/133 no no no yes
Max. # USB 4 4 4 4
USB 2.0 yes no no yes
Max.# PCI Slots 6 6 6 6
Integrated Graphics yes, 845GE
no, 845PE
no yes yes
AGP 1x / 2x / 4x yes / yes / yes yes / yes / yes yes / yes / yes yes / yes / yes
AGP 8x no no no yes
Hyper-Threading Support yes yes no no

The table above lists all chipsets currently available for the Intel platform (socket 478). We did not take older chips with SDRAM support, such as the Intel 845, into account. Here's why: boards with these chips have not been produced or offered on the market for a long time.

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