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Abits BG7 with i845G and DDR333 in the test: Intel's i845G outside of the specifications

Abits BG7 with i845G and DDR333 in the test: Intel's i845G outside of the specifications

Test system

The test system we tested was the Pentium4 2.4GHz with 133MHz FSB used. We used Windows XP Professional as the operating system. We left the integrated DirectX 8.1 unchanged. Functions such as system restore or automatic system updates have been deactivated. In order to create a normal working environment, we have worked with smoothed fonts and the standard Windows XP surface as quality settings for the system interface. All other visual options have also been activated. The Inno3D GeForce3 Ti200 was operated with the official detonator in version 28.32.

All i845E motherboards that appear in our extensive comparison values ​​were operated with DDR266 in our tests, because they not have DDR333 support! This is not explicitly marked again in the benchmarks.

  • Processor
    • Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz - 533MHz FSB
  • Motherboard
    • Abit BG7
  • RAM
  • Graphics card
    • Inno3D Tornado Geforce3 Ti200
  • Peripherals
    • Maxtor 92041U4
    • Philips PCCD048
  • Driver versions
    • nVidia Detonator 28.32
    • Intel Inf Driver 4.04.1007
    • Intel Application Accelerator 2.2
  • Software
    • Windows XP Professional
    • DirectX 8.1
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Benc hmarks

As in the past, the benchmarks used a mix that considered games and Windows applications as well as rendering and audio encoding.

Many benchmarks are based on this on actual applications. In addition to these practical benchmarks, synthetic benchmarks such as the 3DMarks were also used.

In order to take a closer look at the onboard sound, we carried out a sound test again this time, which runs with two special programs, which should determine both the quality of the sound and the resulting CPU load due to the onboard sound.

You can find out more about the individual benchmarks at the given point.

  • DirectX 7.0
    • 3DMark 2000 1.1
    • Unreal Tournament 4.36 (utbench)
  • DirectX 8.0
    • 3DMark 2001 SE
  • OpenGL
    • Vulpine GL Mark 2001 1.1
    • Quake 3 Arena1.17
  • Memory performance
    • SiSoft Sandra 2002
  • Other
    • WinACE 2.11
    • Cinebench 4D
    • Magix Music Maker 3.03
    • Lightwave 7.0b
    • Audio Winbench 99
    • Audio Analyzer

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