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Intel 845PE Clash - ASUS vs. Gigabyte - Benchmarks - Synthetic PC and 3D

There's a new chipset on the block from Intel and it's the 845PE. It gives a bunch of new features to the Pentium 4 processor line, including official DDR-333 support and Hyper-Threading. Today Cameron "Sov" Johnson takes a look at two new motherboards from ASUS and Gigabyte based on the new chipset. Which board shall win the battle of supremacy? Read on and find out!

| Socket LGA 775 in Motherboards | Posted: Nov 5, 2002 5:00 am

Synthetic 3D and PC Benchmarks

 

3DMark2001 SE

 

3DMark2001 SE is the latest instalment in the popular 3DMark series. By combining DirectX 8.1 support with completely new graphics (including the GeForce4), it continues to provide benchmark results that empower you to make informed hardware assessments. Build 330 adds support for video cards that have Vertex Shaders but no Pixel Shaders, such as the SiS Xabre Video card.

 

 

As stated before, when high memory demands are needed, the Gigabyte shines over the ASUS motherboard, due to a more optimised memory controller setup.

 

PCMark2002 Pro

 

PCMark2002 is a completely new, multipurpose benchmark, suited for testing all kinds of PCs, from laptops to workstations, as well as across multiple Windows operating systems. This easy-to-use benchmark makes professional strength benchmarking software available even to novice users. PCMark2002 consists of a series of tests that represent common tasks in home and office programs. PCMark2002 also covers many additional areas outside the scope of other MadOnion.com benchmarks.

 

 

When the CPU is used more, the ASUS board tends to win over the rest since it is the highest CPU optimised board available.

 

Vulpine GLMark 1.1

 

Vulpine GL mark is a Windows based OpenGL API designed to stress the OpenGL systems of a 3D Accelerator. Patch 1.1 adds in support for ATI Radeon 9700's fast 256bit memory interface optimisations and early support for the NVIDIA NV30 GPU.

 

 

In the last of the Synthetic tests, Gigabyte comes out slightly on top of the test.

 

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