and Comparisons Continued...
PC Mark 2002
2002 largely confirms our previous findings. The
performance of PC1066 is superior to PC800 and is followed
by PC2700 and finally, PC2100. All of Intel?s chipsets
score equally in disk performance, but the SiS 645 is beaten
severely, even with the latest IDE drivers.
3D Mark 2001
SysMark 2002, where the P4T533 narrowly took first, 3D Mark
2001 SE narrowly favors the PC1066-equipped P4T-E. The
only change in order comes toward the back of the pack, as
memory performance puts the SiS 645 ahead of the i845G
chipset. Then again, 3D Mark 2001 SE doesn?t apply
much stress on the I/O subsystem.
an older benchmark, but Quake III provides very reliable
results and exemplifies the bandwidth dependence of the
Pentium 4. Not surprisingly, the RIMM 4200 and PC1066
platforms perform comparably. What is surprising,
though, is that the PC800, PC2100, and PC2700 systems all
score within one frame per second of each other.
Serious Sam SE
For the last
time, the two PC1066 machines take first place finishes.
ASUS' P4T-E takes third with PC800 memory and the two DDR
systems take fourth and fifth place.
The P4T533 is
the first motherboard we have seen from ASUS that
incorporates the benefits of RDRAM along with features like
IDE RAID and NEC's USB 2.0 controller. On top of that,
the board delivers performance currently unrivaled by any
other platform. Rambus' new 32-bit RIMM 4200
technology makes it easy to upgrade at a later date, should
you decide the included 512MB is not sufficient. Of
course, we'd like to see RIMM 4200 modules widely available,
but it seems the demand will dictate the level of supply.
forecasts a price of more than $300 for the P4T533. Seeing
as the board does include a 512MB RIMM 4200 module, the
price is very reasonable, considering PC1066 is currently
expensive. We all know that the price of performance is
steep, so expect to pay for the extra memory bandwidth
exposed by the latest RAM technology. ASUS has stepped out
onto a limb as the first to adopt 32-bit RDRAM and we'd like
to see the technology succeed, not only because it is
blisteringly fast, but also because the ongoing battle
between RDRAM and DDR SDRAM results in lower prices and an
increasing number of options for the end user, you.
Availability currently suffers, but expect to see the P4T533
widely available in a couple of weeks. Performance and
innovation earn ASUS? P4T533 a solid ?9? on the HotHardware
Meter. Despite a lofty price tag, die-hard enthusiasts will
actually save money thanks to the included 512MB RIMM 4200
module, so we?d also like to award the product an Editor?s
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