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Product: Intel Pentium III 1.13GHz & D815EEA2 rev. B Review
Company: Intel
Website: http://www.intel.com
Estimated Street Price: $107 & N/A
Review By: Julien Jay

Final Results and Overall Mark

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction & i815EE Chipset Preview
2: Graphics, CNR & Audio Features
3: D815EEA2 Motherboard
4: Intel Pentium III 1,13GHz

5: Benchmarks
6: Conclusion

Well we have reached the end of the review. Here are my final comments, notes and grades for the Intel D815EEA2 Motherboard and Intel Pentium III 1,13GHz CPU.

 

 

Final Comments

How It Grades
  Installation: 80%
Mobo performance: 90%
CPU performance: 85%

Features: 80%
Audio Features: 85%
Reliability: 90%
Drivers Quality: 90%
Price: 90%
Users' Guide: 80%
Overall: 86%
 

The Pentium III 1,13GHz is the worthy successor of the Pentium III 1GHz. It offers users an unrivalled level of power that meets today's applications and games’ needs, for a reasonable price. Rock solid, the Tualatin unleashes its full potential when being teamed with the i815 stepping B chipset. Even if the Tualatin is the latest Pentium III's descendant, it offers strong advantages like SSE instructions, FullSpeed Cache, 133MHz FSB, ensuring users will enjoy the most advanced computing experience. If the Tualatin is obviously less powerful than the latest Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon processors, it remains an affordable long lasting investment for those of you who are demanding users, not yet ready, to jump on the Pentium 4 and want to save themselves from unreliable VIA platforms. One drawback, however, is that in the future this platform is condemned since it won’t support any other new upcoming processors.

   The Intel D815EEA2 motherboard is clearly a solid, reliable, platform packed with powerful various integrated features that'll help system integrators build low cost, top notch, computers. The SoundMax Audio circuit delivers a state of the art kick-ass sound while the 4 USB ports ensure you'll never be out of USB bandwidth again. The only drawback of the Intel D815EEA2 motherboard, is the integrated graphics circuit that is clearly too weak (its 3D performances are really ridiculous). Despite the few disadvantages enumerated above, this Intel platform is the best choice for those of you that want a trouble-less, strong PC.

 

Specs & Package
Overall Score 86%
Version Reviewed Intel D815EEA2 Motherboard
Intel Pentium III 1,13GHz
Release Date Available Now!
In the Box 1 D815EEA2 Moterboard,
1 User's guide,
1 Drivers CD,
1 CPU.
The Good Points Top i815EE chipset with AGP4x & UDMA 100 support,
Affordable CPU & Mobo,
Support Tualatin CPUs,
Great Sound Circuit,
Outstanding drivers,
Good performance,
Rock solid platform,
Security software provided.
The Bad Points No COM2 port,
No Joystick MIDI port,
No mobo LED status indicator,
With Celeron processors the SDRAM is clocked only at 100MHz,
Few SSE optimized software,
No OverClock Possibilities,
Non-evolutive architecture (since the Tualatin 1,13GHz will likely be the latest PIII CPU)
Reviewers PC Setup Intel Pentium III 1,13GHz (Tualatin)
Intel D815EEA2 Motherboard
Windows 2000 Professional SP2
384 MB PC133 SDRAM
Seagate 20GB UDMA 66 7200rpm HD
Western Digital 6,4GB UDMA 33

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
Yamaha CRW2100E

 

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