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Netburst 533 MHz & i850E


Posted: May 6th, 2002
Written by: Tuan Huynh



Hardware Setup

  • Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz (400 MHz),
  • Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz (533 MHz),
  • Intel Pentium 4 2.53 GHz (533 MHz),
  • AMD Athlon XP2100+ (133 MHz),
  • AMD Athlon MP1800+ (Athlon 2100+ 166 MHz),
  • Intel Desktop Board D850EMV2,
  • Abit TH7-II,
  • Shuttle AK35GT2,
  • 4x 128 MB Samsung PC800,
  • 2x 256 MB Corsair XMS2700,
  • ATI Radeon 8500 Retail,
  • Onboard Audio,
  • D-Link DFE530TX+,
  • Maxtor Diamond Max Plus 20 GB 7200RPM ATA100,
  • Lite-On 52x CD-Rom,
  • Intel Retail Heatsink,
  • Modified Dragon Orb 3,
Common Software
  • Intel chipset INF,
  • Intel Application Accelerator 2.0,
  • VIA 4in1 4.38(A),
  • ATI Radeon Display Drivers 6058,
  • Windows XP Professional w/all updates,
  • Sysmark 2002,
  • Internet Content Creation,
  • Office Productivity,
  • SiSoft Sandra,
  • CPU Arithmetic,
  • Memory Bandwidth,
  • PC Mark 2002,
  • CPU,
  • Memory,
  • 3D Mark 2001SE Default,
  • Wolfenstein MP Demo,
  • Atdemo6 640x480 HQ,
Benchmark setup comments

For our benchmark setup, I chose to go with the Intel D850EMV2 for the board of choice for the P4, as it is the only board I have on hand that will take the 533 MHz processors. Though the TH7-II is mentioned in the hardware setup, it is only used for one simple benchmark to demonstrate the memory bandwidth of PC1066, as it was not stable enough to perform any other benchmarks at 533 MHz at PC1066.

On the Athlon side of things in this article, the board of choice is the recently reviewed Shuttle AK35GT2, which is one of the fastest boards weve tested in our labs so far. Youll also notice in the hardware setup we use an Athlon MP1800+. Since this processor is unlocked, we are able to run it at 2100+ at a 166 MHz FSB to theoretically show how well the Athlon XP were to perform if it were to be running on a 166 MHz FSB.

As always, the tests we run this time are our typical suite of benchmarks with the exception of RTCW in place of Q3, and PC Mark 2002 is making a comeback. And lastly Id also like to take this time to thank our friends over at Corsair Micro for supplying the PC2700 used in our Athlon test bed as it is some of the finest ram available.


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