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Pentium 4 Budget Chipset Shootout - Single Channel DDR Roundup - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and SiSoft

While AMD and Intel have been fighting for years for dominance, most of us have already made the decision as to which line of processor to support. For those who have gone the Intel route but don't have the number of dollars necessary for top of the line performance, there is hope. Today we take a look at four budget chipsets that prove once and for all that you don't have to be made of money to enjoy high performance on your Intel rig!

| Intel CPUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: May 30, 2004 4:00 am

Test System Setup

 

Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.2EE GHz (800MHz FSB) (Supplied by Spectrum Communications)

 

Memory: 2x 256MB DDR-533 OCZ (Supplied by OCZ)

 

Hard Disk: Western Digital 120GB 7200RPM PATA (Supplied by Plus Corporation)

 

Graphics Card: ATi Radeon 9800XT (Supplied by Gigabyte)

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional With Service Pack 1

 

Drivers: Catalyst 4.4

 

SiSoft Sandra 2004

 

SiSoft Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) 2004 is a synthetic windows benchmark that features different tests used to evaluate different PC subsystems.

 

 

 

 

Here we can see that the optimizations VIA has made to its Faststream64 memory controller have overtaken the rest of the pack.

 

 

 

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