Asus P4B266-E and P4S333 in the test: Intel 850 versus Intel 845 and SiS 645

Asus P4B266-E and P4S333 in the test: Intel 850 versus Intel 845 and SiS 645

Test system

The recently tested Pentium4 2.0A was used as the test system. We used Windows XP Professional as the operating system. We left the integrated DirectX 8.1 unchanged. More and more gamers are relying on Windows 2000 and now also on the successor, so we consciously use Windows XP for the tests. In our opinion, the advantages of Windows XP outweigh Windows 98 so much that there is actually no reason not to rely on this OS when playing games, even if you may lose a few frames. Of course, this decision always depends on the hardware that is available.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 were tested with the official Detonator version 28.32.

  • Processor
    • Intel Pentium 4 2.0A GHz
  • Motherboard
    • Asus P4B266-E (Bios: 1001/i845)
    • Asus P4S333 (Bios 1005c/SiS645)
    • Intel D850MD (i850)
  • RAM
    • 2x 256MB PC266 Apacer CL2 DDR SDRAM
    • 2x 256MB PC333 Crucial CL2.5 DDR SDRAM
  • Graphics card
    • Inno3D Tornado Geforce3 Ti200
  • Peripherals
    • Maxtor 92041U4
    • Philips PCCD048
  • Driver versions
    • nVidia Detonator 28.32
    • Intel Inf driver 3.20.1008 + Intel Application Accelerator 2.1
    • SiS AGP driver 1.09
  • Software
    • Windows XP Professional
    • DirectX 8.1


This time we used a mix for the benchmarks that took into account games, Windows applications as well as rendering and audio encoding.

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

  • 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 Arena 1.17
  • Memory performance
    • SiSoft Sandra 2002
  • Other
    • WinACE 2.11
    • Cinebench 4D
    • Magix Music Maker 3.03
    • Lightwave 7.0b

On the next page: SiSoft Sandra