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Product: Pentium 4 2.8GHz & Intel D850EBT 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 2.8GHz CPU Design
4: Intel i82845e Chipset
5: Intel D845EBT Motherboard
6: Intel D845EBT Sound 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 2.8GHz & Intel D845EBT Motherboard.


Final Comments

How It Grades

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

Yet again, the brand new 2.8 GHz Intelís Pentium 4 flagship processor breaks the latest speed and performance record established by the 2.53 GHz model. This new Pentium 4 2.8 GHz is simply a beast of power that widely outperforms competing solution. Just like a Ferrari this CPU sports a huge price tag thatíll thankfully drop in the future, but itís the price of performance, quality, reliability and compatibility. Intelís main competitor, AMD, will definitely have a hard time to follow the Santa Claraís frenetic frequency increase. 

Intel D845EBT motherboard is simply fantastic. This motherboard doesnít only support the most recent technologies (P4 with 533 MHz FSB, USB 2.0, UDMA 100, etc.) but it comes with convenient built-in features. For instance, the native FireWire support is today a must have and will save both a PCI slot and the cost of purchasing a FireWire adapter. The RAID controller will be appreciated by advanced users as well as the built-in LAN controller, while the revamped audio circuit will deliver premium audio performance. The only real regret we have with Intel D845EBT is the non support of the DDR333 memory. Hopefully Intel is poised to release a new revision of its i845 chipset very soon to add support of the DDR333.



Specs & Package
Overall Score 80%
Version Reviewed Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz (533MHz FSB)
Release Date Out Now
The Good Points Very High Frequency
Extreme performance
512KB of L2 cache memory
0,13Ķ engraving process
Small 478 pins package
533MHz FSB
The Bad Points Expensive
Requires Rambus 1066 for the best performance
The Good Points for Intel D845EBT Motherboard Built-in USB 2.0 & FireWire support
Built-in Ethernet Controller
Built-in RAID controller
SoundMax Cadenza
The Bad Points for Intel D845EBT Motherboard No Support for DDR2700
No overclocking possibilities


ę Benchmarks Analysis  


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