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Pentium 4 moves house - New Socket and Platform surfaces from Intel - Benchmarks - Test System Setup

Last weekend Intel introduced a brand new range of products to the world for its Pentium 4 platform. With it comes a bunch of changes including the new LGA775 socket, DDR-II memory and PCI Express support along with two new chipsets and two new processors. We've got the lot covered in this article which investigates the changes from Socket 478 and what type of performance can we expect from the new designs right now.

| Intel CPUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Jan 1, 1970 12:00 am

Test System Setup

 

- Socket 478 Test System

 

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

 

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

 

Hard Disk: >: 2x Maxtor Maxlite 250GB SATA in RAID 0 (Supplied by Spectrum Communications)

 

Graphics Card: Albatron GeForce FX 5900XT at 400/700 (Supplied by Albatron)

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP1

 

Drivers: nVidia Forceware 61.40

 

- Socket 775 Test System

 

Processor: Intel Pentium 4 560 (800MHz FSB) (Supplied by Spectrum Communications)

 

Memory: 2x 512MB Micron DDR2-533 (Supplied by Spectrum Communications)

 

Hard Disk: 2x Maxtor Maxlite 250GB SATA in RAID 0 (Supplied by Spectrum Communications)

 

Graphics Card: nVidia GeForce PCX5900 at 400/700 (Supplied by nVidia)

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP1

 

Drivers: nVidia Forceware 61.40

 

PLEASE NOTE - In order to make the testing as fair as possible on both platforms, we have limited the graphics cards to 5900XT speeds. We have overclocked the PCX5900 from 350/500 to 400/700, the same speeds as the Albatron 5900XT.

 

- Test System Motherboards

 

For our testing purposes, we limited ourselves to reference boards for the tests.

 

For the I875P we used the Intel Desktop Board D875PVX

 

 

For our I925X platform we used the Intel Desktop board D925XCV

 

 

For the I915G platform we used the Intel Desktop board D915GEV

 

 

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