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Product: Intel D815EPEA2 & Celeron 850/100MHz Review
Company: Intel
Estimated Street Price: $107 & $138
Review By: Julien Jay

Final Results and Overall Mark

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction & i815EP Chipset Preview
2: CNR & Audio Features
3: D815EPEA2 Motherboard
4: Intel Celeron 850MHz

5: Benchmarks
6: Conclusion

Well we have reached the end of the review. Here are my final comments, notes and grades for the Intel D815EPEA2 Motherboard and Intel Celeron 850MHz CPU.



Final Comments

How It Grades
  Installation: 80%
Mobo performance: 85%
CPU performance: 75%

Features: 80%
Audio Features: 85%
Reliability: 85%
Drivers Quality: 90%
Price: 90%
Users' Guide: 75%
Overall: 82%

This motherboard is definitely dedicated for cool geeks and will bring them the performance and the reliability they can expect from the chip giant. It's robust, flexible and easy to setup for a day-to-day use in peace of mind. Once again Intel proves its ability to manufacture the most solid and reliable motherboards. The Celeron is presented by Intel as a low cost processor for office computers: but as it is based on the same micro architecture than the Pentium III you’ll get excellent performance for a really affordable price. At least but not last the fact the Celeron processor is supported by the awesome i815EP chipset ensures you to get a high level of reliability, performance and availability especially when combined to Intel robust motherboards. The latest Intel Celeron 850MHz teams up with the D815EPEA2 motherboard from Intel and is the ultimate platform for advanced office users, family users, and other games’ addicts that want to save money without sacrificing performances.




Specs & Package
Overall Score 82%
Version Reviewed Intel D815EPEA2 Motherboard
Intel Celeron 850MHz
Release Date Available Now!
In the Box 1 D815EPEA2 Moterboard,
1 User's guide,
1 Drivers CD.
The Good Points Top i815EP chipset with AGP4x & UDMA 100 support,
Affordable CPU & Mobo,
Evolutive Architecture (up to PIII 1,13GHz),
Support for PIII CPUs,
Great Sound Circuit,
Outstanding drivers,
Good performance,
Rock solid platform,
Security software provided.
The Bad Points No COM2 port,
Depending on the D815EPEA2 revision there may be no CNR port,
No SPDIF out on the CNR card nor on the mobo output,
No Joystick MIDI port,
No mobo LED status indicator,
With Celeron processors the SDRAM is clocked only at 100MHz,
Few SSE optimized software,
No support for upcoming Tualatin CPUs.
Reviewers PC Setup Celeron 850 MHz
Intel D815EPEA2 Motherboard
Windows 2000 Professional SP1
256 MB PC133 SDRAM
Seagate 20GB UDMA 66 7200rpm HD
DirectX 8.0a
17" Sony Trinitron Monitor
Hercules 3D Prophet 4500 64Mb
Pinnacle Studio DV

Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro
Microsoft Intellimouse Optical

DVD Goldstar 8120b


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