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Asus announces GraniteBay motherboard with first benchmarks

Asus announces GraniteBay motherboard with first benchmarks

After Iwill and Gigabyte, Asus has now indirectly announced a board with Intel's upcoming dual-channel chipset, the E7205 aka Granite Bay, which goes by the name of P4G8X. In this context, the first benchmark results that compare the board with PC1066 and DDR333 also fall.

As usual with Asus, the P4G8X will be available in many different versions with varying onboard components. The P4G8X Deluxe will come with 1 GBit LAN from Broadcom, Serial ATA Raid, 2x IEEE1394 (Firewire) and the Asus Post-Reporter, who comments on the computer's start-up process over the loudspeaker. A Realtek chip takes care of the sound output and the ICH4 from Intel provides USB 2.0. All boards of the P4G8X series have 5 PCI slots, one of which offers the Asus Magic Blue function.

But now to the most interesting, the first benchmarks, the Asus itself published:

PCMark 2002
Unit: Percent
    • Dual DDR266
      105.4
    • PC1066
      101.2
    • DDR333
      100.0
Quake 3
Unit: Percent
    • Dual DDR266
      102, 0
    • PC1066
      101,7
    • DDR333
      100,0
Comanche 4
Unit: percent
    • Dual D DR266
      104.0
    • PC1066
      103,1
    • DDR333
      100,0
Winstone
Unit: Percent
    • Dual DDR266
      103.4
    • PC1066
      102.6
    • DDR333
      100,0

According to the test results, the new chipset is doing very well, but the timing of the PC1066 Rambus and DDR333 system is questionable .

Asus P4G8X
Asus P4G8X