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Product: Pentium 4 2GHz - Intel D850MD & D845HV Motherboards
Company: Intel
Estimated Street Price: $389.00 (for the CPU)
Review By: Julien Jay

Benchmarks Analysis

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: CPU Architecture
3: SSE2 Instructions & P4 2GHz CPU Design
4: Celeron 1.2GHz & Tualatin 1.13/1.2GHz CPU Design
5: i82850 Chipset
6: i82845 Chipset
7: CNR & Audio Features
8: D850MD & D845HV Motherboards
9: Benchmarks
10: Benchmarks Analysis
11: Conclusion

   As you can see on our benchmarks, the first obvious thing is that the Celeron 1.2GHz now manage to equal the Tualatin 1.2GHz CPU apart for a few specific tests that rely on the 133 MHz bus offered by the Pentium III. The Pentium III 1.2GHz gets honors since it manages to approach, most of the time the results of a Pentium 4 1.7GHz. Logically the Pentium 4 2 GHz is the most powerful processor, with results that speak by themselves, surpassing every other platform. It’s a fact the Pentium 4 2GHz blows away every other CPU. But it’s clear that the 800 MHz advantage it has over the Pentium III 1.2GHz or other AMD solutions should have put the Pentium 4 2GHz way ahead of its competitors. This is all due to the limited cache memory and to the oversized pipeline.  

   Not to say that if most of actual benchmarking tools now take into play the specific Pentium 4 intrinsic characteristics, they’re not focused enough on what the Pentium 4 does the best: multimedia. Indeed while the Pentium III platform is an all-terrain one defining the middle of today’s computing road, the Pentium 4 has been designed for high demanding multimedia applications and 3D games. The best evidence is the excellent results the Pentium 4 achieved in Quake III Arena. The Pentium 4 is the ultimate solution to enjoy high speed treating times when using high end multimedia applications that code into MPEG 2, rip into WMA or MP3, mount videos, add special effects to videos, etc.

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