Intel Rigs Up: P4 Series with FSB800

New Boards With 865 Chipset (Springdale)

For our test we obtained a variety of boards from Asus, Gigabyte, Intel and MSI, each fitted with the 865 chipset. Our test setup included an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (reference card) and a selection of DDR 400 memory (CL2, 512 MB with PC 3500).

The Asus P4P800 packaging.

Top-of-the-line version of the Gigabyte GA-8PENXP based on the 865PE chipset.

The Gigabyte GA-8PENXP packaging.

The smaller version: the Gigabyte P4 Titan based on the 865G chipset with integrated graphics.

Participating throughout the tests: the Intel D865PERL board based on the 865 chipset. Its specification level is somewhat basic.

Preproduction packaging of the Intel.