Five i845E mainboards in the test: who will win?
- 1 Preface
- The chipsets
- 2 The Abit IT7
- 5 The Epox EP-4BEAR
- 8 The Gigabyte GA-8IEXP
- 11 The MSI 845E Max2 -BLR
- 14 Test system
- 23 Conclusion
We have the i845E from Intel already dedicated to its presentation and the P4B533-E from Asus was the first to show with Intel's new DDR chipsetwhat's in him. That's why we don't want to concentrate on the chipset in this review, but rather take a closer look at the mainboards equipped with it and let them compete against each other in a round-up. This time four competitors came together, all of which are equipped with the i845E. These are the Abit IT7 , EPoX EP-4BEAR , Gigabyte GA-8IEXP and last but not least the MSI 845E Max2-BLR .
All “these mainboards had to show who offers the better overall package - the comparison to the already tested P4B533-E from Asus could of course not be missing. In addition, we take a little look outside the box and include all of our previous Pentium4 mainboards in the benchmarks in order to achieve the greatest possible comparability between the platforms.
As in our last reviews we give you h Here is an overview of the various Pentium4 chipsets from Intel based on a table. Even if nothing has changed since the last article, we would like to offer the new readers who are not familiar with the other articles the opportunity to see the differences between the chipset generations, some of which are very marginal and therefore raise more and more questions
For this test, however, they are only important for the benchmarks and the comparison to other, already tested platforms, since all newly tested mainboards, as already mentioned, have the i845E and therefore have the same requirements go into the race.
On the next page: The Abit IT7