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Product: Pentium 4 2.53GHz & Intel D850EMV2 Motherboard
Company: Intel
Estimated Street Price:
Review By: Julien Jay

Final Results And Overall Mark  

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: CPU Architecture
3: SSE2 Instructions & P4 2.53GHz CPU Design
4: Intel i82850e Chipset
5: Intel D850EMV2 Motherboard
6: Intel D850EMV2 Advanced Features
7: Synthetic Benchmarks
8: Games Benchmarks
9: Applications Benchmarks
10: Benchmarks analysis

Well we have reached the end of the review. Here are my final comments, notes and grades for Intel Pentium 4 2.53GHz & Intel D850EMV2 Motherboard.


Final Comments

How It Grades

Installation: 90%
Performance: 95%
Price/Value: 55%
Overall: 80%

The Pentium 4 2.53 GHz FSB 533MHz is a nice evolution of the Pentium 4 architecture that obviously beats, in terms of performance, every competing CPU. It provides heavy applications with a wider and faster bus that significantly increases performance. However the best performance will be clearly achieved with a memory that can sustain the flow of data that goes through a 533 MHz bus. Actually the Rambus 800 isn’t able to totally gulp down the stream of data the Pentium 4 2.53GHz delivers, that’s why, technically speaking, the Rambus 1066 is highly recommended with such a processor. But this kind of memory is actually extremely rare and as a matter of fact very expensive which is regrettable. 

The Intel D850EMV2 is, as usual with Intel, a rock solid platform. Stable, full featured, the D850EMV2 even comes with a USB 2 controller which is a must have if you want to use all those new exciting high speed USB devices that are actually appearing. Even if I regret that the i850e chipset doesn’t include the new ICH 4 component, it doesn’t impeach the i850e to remain the best top notch chipset ever made for the Pentium 4 delivering stunning performance.


Specs & Package
Overall Score 80%
Version Reviewed Intel Pentium 4 2.53GHz (533MHz FSB)
Release Date Out Now
The Good Points Very High Frequency
Extreme performance
512KB of L2 cache memory
0,13µ engraving process
Small 478 pins package
533MHz FSB
The Bad Points Expensive
Requires Rambus 1066 for the best performance
The Good Points for Intel D850EMV2 Motherboard Supports PC800/1066 memory
Built-in USB 2.0 support
5 PCI Slots
1 CNR Slot
The Bad Points for Intel D850EMV2 Motherboard No ICH 4
Some issues with USB 2.0
No overclocking possibilities


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