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Pentium 4 moves house - New Socket and Platform surfaces from Intel - Benchmarks - PCMark04

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: Jun 22, 2004 4:00 am

PCMark04

 

PCMark04 is a new multipurpose benchmark, suited for benchmarking 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. PCMark04 consists of a series of tests that represent common tasks in home and office programs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here we can see that the CPU has improved as the speed curve increases. Memory results are also better for the DDR-2 as this test doesn't worry too much about latencies, which are higher on DDR-2 than DDR.

 

The HDD results were the most surprising rise we have seen. This is quite possibly a much better Serial ATA controller built into the ICH6 and the new DMI link at 2.0GB/s allowing a much faster interconnect to the Northbridge for a faster HDD access experience.

 

Please Note: We intend on covering HDD performance much deeper in an upcoming article comparing ICH5 to ICH6.

 

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