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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

Vulpi ne GLMark v1.1

The second OpenGL hurdle is also the Vulpine GLMark version 1.1 with our Pentium4 rivals. The boards were allowed to let off steam and show themselves in both the lowest and very high settings what's in them.

Vulpine GLMark v1.1
  • 640x480x16 - low:
    • P4T533-C - i850E
      194.3
    • P4B533-E - i845E
      193.0
    • D845GBV - GF3Ti200
      146,9
    • P4B266-E - i845D
      146,2
    • D845GBV - GF1
      50,3
    • D845GBV - i845G
      42,0
  • 1024x768x32 - high:
    • P4B533-E -i845E
      66.7
    • P4T533-C - i850E
      66,5
    • D845GBV - GF3Ti200
      49, 4
    • P4B266-E - i845D
      49.3
    • D845GBV - GF1
      16,1
    • D845GBV - i845G
      12,4

We were surprised by the excellent performance of the P4B533-E in the Vulpine GLMark. It is practically on the same level as the P4T533-C and is clearly in front of the other two boards with the i845G and i845D. We had to doubt ourselves whether our result could correspond to the facts, since it was reproducible, but we have to assume its correctness.

The D845GBV with i845G and integrated graphics has to find itself at the end of the field alone. The reasons for this are, on the one hand, to be found in the poor performance of the graphics core and, on the other hand, we weren't able to deactivate VSync in the integrated graphics, which cost one or the other frame in 640x480x16Bit. In addition, the Vulpine GLMark is of course mercilessly designed for hardware T&L, which the integrated solution of the i845G does not offer. This was shown some time ago by our tests with a Kyro2, which also had to give up in this test.

Lightwave 7.0b

Before we turn to the DirectX results in the next section , let's take a detour to the rendering department and let the boards render two scenes from Lightwave 7.0b. Since our test only concerns Pentium4 boards, the special Pentium4 optimization of the software can be neglected.

Lightwave 7.0b
Unit: Seconds
  • Skullhead Newest:
    • D845GBV -GF3Ti200
      210.0
    • P4B533-E - i845E
      210,3
    • P4B266-E - i845D
      211.0
    • D845GBV - i845G
      211.7
    • P4T533-C - i850E
      214,8
  • Radiosity Reflecting Things:
    • D845GBV - GF3Ti200
      61,1
    • P4B533-E - i845E
      61,3
    • D845GBV - i845G
      61,4
    • P4B266-E - i845D
      61.8
    • P4T533-C - i850E
      61,9

In Lightwave, the DDR RAM boards can really show off and make the P4T533-C with Rambus look rather old. The very good performance of the D845GBV with GeForce3 Ti200 is again astonishing; it again puts itself in front of the competition. Closely behind it is the P4B533-E with i845E, which is also found here before its predecessor.

On the next page: 3DMark 2000

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