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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

3DMar k 2000

Even if it is quite old, the 3D Mark 2000 from MadOnion.com continues to be a very meaningful benchmark for mainboards. Since the tests used in the default run are no real hurdle for the GeForce3 Ti200, CPU, RAM and chipset can really let off steam. Only the i845G with integrated graphics has to show what its graphics core is capable of.

3DMark 2000
Unit: points
  • Default:
    • D845GBV - GF3Ti200
      9,852
    • P4T533-C - i850E
      9,846
    • P4B533-E - i845E
      9.840
    • P4B266-E - i845D
      9,750
    • D845GBV - GF1
      4,792
    • D845GBV - i845G
      3.266
    • D845GBV - GF1 @ 83MHz
      3.019
  • 640x480x16:
    • P4T533-C - i850E
      12,536
    • D845GBV - GF3Ti200
      12,524
    • P4B533-E - i845E
      12.457
    • P4B266-E - i845D
      12.248
    • D845GBV - GF1
      8.962
    • D845GBV - i845G
      5.223

All boards come very close to our Rambus board and again the D845GBV with GeForce3 Ti200 is at the top of the GDR - RAM boards. The differences in 3DMark2000 are not very significant.

The integrated graphics of the i845G are of course in a different category . A lack of hardware T&L also prevents more points here and the graphics core is simply not able to withstand a current graphics card. However, it is already becoming apparent that the integrated graphics should be completely sufficient for everyday office life and also allow a few games in between. The integrated graphics cannot avoid a normal GeForce1, but if the memory bandwidth is cut to the level of a GeForce2 MX200, the integrated graphics of the i845G is even ahead of it.

CPU Mark

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 and the performance of the mainboard and memory are significant.

CPU Mark
Unit: points
    • P4T533-C - i850E
      653
    • D845GBV -GF3Ti200
      650
    • P4B533-E - i845E
      647
    • P4B266-E - i845D
      642
    • D845GBV - i845G
      419

A familiar picture was also shown with the CPU Mark. The fact that the D845GBV with integrated graphics again takes last place is due to the lack of hardware T&L in the graphics core. The CPU loses performance because it has to do the work that the T&L unit of the graphics card would otherwise do.

On the next page: 3DMark 2001 SE