Asus P4T533 in the test: Next-Generation Rambus
- 1 Preface
- The chipsets
- 2 The P4T533
- 5 Test system
- 13 Conclusion
Just a few days ago Samsung announced 32-bit 4200 and 32-bit 4200 and 3200 RIMM modules, which not only combine the costs of Rambus, but also its speed with the ease of use of conventional RAMs. The advantage of the new 32-bit Rambus is obvious. Up to now, 16-bit Rambus always had to be used in dual operation, so that at least two modules had to be used. This does not apply to the new 32-bit Rambus, since a module combines two 16-bit modules, so to speak, and is addressed in dual operation. Therefore, the matching slot on the mainboard must also be equipped with 232 pins and not just 144 pins as with the 16-bit Rambus.
As the first manufacturer to offer a mainboard for this new Rambus Asus has announced the P4T533, which we will take a closer look at in this review
The chipsets have not changed compared to the last article. The P4T533 continues to use the i850E and the ICH2 is used as the south bridge. So Asus is not yet going the way that some other manufacturers takeand does not install the ICH4, which has an integrated USB2.0 controller, on its boards, but continues to provide this support via an additional NEC USB2.0 controller.
On the next page: That P4T533