Asus P4G8X Deluxe with E7205 in the test: Dual-Channel DDR-SDRAM for Pentium 4

Asus P4G8X Deluxe with E7205 in the test: Dual-Channel DDR-SDRAM for Pentium 4

Test system

We have a decent test system upgraded and tested our mainboards with the already tested Pentium4 3.06 GHz with Hyper-Threading, which is activated in all benchmarks. We now use the Asus V8460 Ultra (GeForce4 Ti4600) as the graphics card, which is operated with the Nvidia Detonator 41.09. We continued to use 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.

UpDDR333 was used for the Asus P4PE, which was also included in this test for comparison, because this corresponds to the official specifications, although the board would theoretically have allowed DDR355 as well. However, we would like to create a basic comparison to mainboards with i845PE chipset and therefore tested in the normal specifications that each provider provides.

  • Processor
  • Motherboard
  • RAM
  • Graphics card
    • Asus V8460 Ultra (GeForce4 Ti4600)
  • Peripherals
    • IBM Deskstar DTLA-307030
    • Philips PCCD048
  • Driver versions
    • nVidia Detonator 41.09
    • Intel Inf driver 4.10.1012
    • Intel Application Accelerator 2.2
  • Software
    • Windows XP Professional
    • DirectX 8.1


We have also broken new ground with the benchmarks and have one r underwent a small cure, so that on the one hand they are more up-to-date and on the other hand a little wider so that the test candidates are examined from as many angles as possible.

As already mentioned, Hyper-Threading was activated in all tests . Some applications that are not optimized for Hyper-Threading (for example Quake 3 Arena) may be a bit slower than they would be without Hyper-Threading, but nobody will do without Hyper-Threading in normal everyday life if they have it so we left it enabled in these benchmarks as well. Unfortunately, we had to do without 3DMark 2000 because it fails in connection with Hyper-Threading and Madonion does not have a patch for this problemoffers.

Below is a small overview:

  • Synthetic benchmarks
    • Sisoft Sandra 2003 Pro
    • Madonion PCMark2002
    • Madonion 3DMark 2001 SE
    • Vulpine GLMark 1.1
  • Games
    • Epic Games Unreal Tournament 2003
    • NovaLogic Comanche 4
    • id Software Quake 3 Arena
  • Applications
    • Winace 2.11
    • Lame 3.91
    • Magix MP3 Maker Platinum 3.03
    • FlaskMPEG 0.6 with DiVX 5.02
  • 3D Render Performance
    • Maxon Cinema 4D XL R8
  • Audio Benchmarks
    • RightMark Audio Analyzer
    • Audio Winbench 99

If you want to retrace the benchmarks yourself at home, you will find a large part of the test programs listed above in the download section .

on the next page : SiSoft Sandra 2003