Asus P4B533-E and Intel D845GBV in the test: i845E against i845G, i850E and i845D

Asus P4B533-E and Intel D845GBV in the test: i845E against i845G, i850E and i845D

Tests ystem

The recently tested Pentium4 2.4GHz with 133MHz FSB was used as the test system. 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 were operated with the official Detonator version 28.32.

  • Processor
    • Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz - 533MHz FSB
  • Motherboard
    • Asus P4B533-E (Bios: 1004.002/i845E)
    • Asus P4B266-E (Bios: 1002/i845D)
    • Intel D845GBV (i845G)
    • Asus P4T533-C (i850E)
  • RAM
    • 2x 256MB PC333 Crucial CL2.5 DDR SDRAM
    • 2x 128MBPC800 Samsung Rambus
  • Graphics card
    • Inno3D Tornado Geforce3 Ti200
  • Peripherals
    • Maxtor 92041U4
    • Philips PCCD048
  • Driver versions
    • nVidia Detonator 28.32
    • Intel Inf driver 4.00. 1009
    • Intel Application Accelerator 2.2
  • Software
    • Windows XP Professional
    • DirectX 8.1
P4B533-E Board
P4T533-C Board
P4B266-E Board
D845GBV i845G and ICH4

To compare the i845D with the i845E, we have the front side -Bus of the P4B266-E set to 133MHz and overclocked it. With this setting, the remaining components run at their normal clock rates, so that there is no distortion of the result.

It should be mentioned here briefly that it was only possible to set the P4B266-E to 133MHz FSB via DIP switches. If you chose 133MHz in the BIOS, the protective mechanisms of the board prevented the boot process.

The differences between 256 and 512MB DDR-RAM are so marginal in our benchmarks that we deliberately used 512MB to provide a good starting point for others To have motherboard tests. If you want to get an idea of ​​the performance differences for yourself, you should have a look at our P4B266-E and P4S333 Review , in which we have highlighted this.

We sent the D845GBV from Intel through our benchmarks with its integrated graphics as well as with the GeForce3 Ti200 to show the possible difference in performance to the i845E and i845D.

To improve the performance of the integrated graphics We also tested the D845GBV with a GeForce1 in the graphical benchmarks. A direct comparison to the GeForce2 MX200, the performance of which Intel is aiming for with the integrated graphics, is not possible, as it even falls behind a GeForce1 because of its only 64 bit memory connection. In order to illustrate the effects of such a slow memory, we lowered the RAM clock of the GeForce1 to 83MHz in two benchmarks so that the memory transfer rate corresponds to that of a GeForce2 MX200.

D845GBV connections
D845GBV Board
D845GBV Board2
D845GBV i845G


We used the benchmarks this time back to a mix, de r considered games, Windows applications, 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)
  • DirectX8.0
    • 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

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