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

Lightwave 7.0b

Lightwave - Skull Head
Lightwave - Radiosity

And again the P4B266-E shows what it can do. This time it can even outperform Intel's MD850D quite clearly and is the undisputed leader in this test. In the shorter radiosity test, it looks a bit more positive for the P4S333. Although it is still behind the P4B266-E, it can at least move in front of the MD850D. The fact that the RAM obviously does not play an important role here is shown by the fact that the P4S333 does not experience any noticeable performance boost from the DDR333 and the Rambus board falls behind for the first time.

3DMark 2000

Even if it is already quite old, the 3D Mark 2000 from continues to be a very meaningful benchmark for mainboards. Since the tests used do not represent a real hurdle for the GeForce3 Ti200 in the default run, the CPU and RAM can be and chipset really let off steam.

3DMark2000 640x480x16
3DMark2000 default

A surprising picture appeared in view of the default run in 640x480. The P4B266-E can push itself ahead of the competition here and is even more than 500 points ahead of the P4S333 with SiS645 with the same RAM. Even in the default run, only the DDR333 helped the P4S333 to reach the top position. A lead of 0.3% can safely be neglected.


A popular component of 3DMark 2000 is the CPU mark. In this discipline, the processor has to calculate two game scenes without much help from the graphics card. Only the T&L unit is important. Since the GeForce3 Ti200 was used in each of our tests, this also plays a rolenot matter. The performance of the mainboard and memory is all the more important.

3DMark2000 CPU

The CPUMark is very tight. If the RAM is identical, the P4B266-E has the better performance again, but with DDR333 the P4S333 can again sit very close in front of the board with the i845 chipset.

On the next page: 3DMark 2001 SE