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Product: Intel Pentium 4 1.7GHz & Intel D850GB MotherBoard
Company: Intel
Estimated Street Price: $326 for the CPU
Review By: Julien Jay

Final Results and Overall Mark

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: CPU Architecture
3: SSE2 & CPU Design
4: i82850 Chipset

5: Intel D850GB Motherboard
6: Benchmarks
7: Benchmarks Analysis

8: Conclusion

Well we have reached the end of the review. Here are my final comments, notes and grades for the Intel Pentium 4 1.7GHz & Intel D850GB Motherboard.



Final Comments

How It Grades
  Installation: 90%
Performance: 90%
Compatibility: 90%
Features: 95%
Reliability: 95%
Games &
: 95%
Office software
adaptation: 70%
: 75%
Overall: 87.5%

The Pentium 4 1.7 GHz processor takes computer users a step ahead by offering them an incredible high, near unlimited, resource of power designed to meet the needs of today’s and above all tomorrow’s multimedia applications and games. To stay in the competition Intel has recently announced a real big bang on Pentium 4 CPUs prices, slashing them down by 50% making this platform an affordable top notch one! Users that choose a Pentium 4 1.7GHz based PC will stay on top with a powerful PC for a long, long time before software programs indicate a P4 1.7 GHz as the minimum system requirement. With such a system 3D gaming, video or audio editing, and internet surfing will be faster, attractive and more pleasant: imagine if you can rip Audio CDs into MP3s faster than ever, compile a whole DV film in shorter time, and kill your Quake enemies even before they appear! More power also means faster loading times for most of your software including Windows, Internet Explorer & Outlook Express but it also adds new possibilities for advanced multitasking work. With this new architecture promising to evolve in the future for more power, Intel has really marked significant progress over previous processors. The Pentium 4 performance will get even better when most software will be optimized for it in the upcoming months. We're actually in a transitional period that reminds the time when Pentium processors replaced 486 ones. Indeed developers need to adapt their software so they can take in charge the new NetBurst bus & SSE2 Instructions. With the birth of the Pentium 4, Intel has set the computer world into a new technological era; making it evolve up to 1.7GHz confirms Intel’s goal to provide users with high performance system that can handle most demanding applications. With this kick-butt product, Intel confirms its leadership when it comes to manufacture high frequency CPUs.



Specs & Package
Overall Score 87,5%
Version Reviewed Intel Pentium 4 1.7GHz & Intel D850GB MotherBoard
Release Date Available Now!
The Good Points New architecture,
New i850 chipset,
New SSE 2 instructions,
High Operating Speed for dreaming GHz,
NetBurst & Rapid Execution Engine,
At last affordable!
The Bad Points Few optimized software,
No DDR-RAM support,
D850GB Motherboard doesn't come with a COM2 port nor supports it.
Reviewers PC Setup Pentium 4 1.7 Ghz
Intel D850GB Motherboard
Windows 2000 Professional SP2
384 MB PC800 RDRAM w/ECC
DirectX 8
19" Sony Trinitron Monitor
Hercules 3D Prophet III
Sound Blaster Live! Platinum 5.1
Adaptec 19160 Ultra SCSI card
Pinnacle Studio DV Plus
Pinnacle Studio PCTV USB

Logitech Cordless MouseMan Optical
Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro

DVD Pioneer 105s (16/40x)
Yamaha CRW2100E


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