I’m guessing many of you are wondering what we’re working on, well actually we’re working on a lot that’ll make for an interesting read. First off we’ll be evaluating PC1066 Rambus RDRAM, and naturally we take it step further and also look at PC1200 performance. For that we’ve used an engineering sample motherboard and some PC1066 spec-ed RIMMs. The other interesting article we’re working on is a ‘how-to-guide’ on choosing parts for a high-end workstation based on AMD’s 760 MP platform.
Fig 1. The engineering sample PC1066 capable Asus motherboard that'll be used in testing PC1066 and PC1200 peformance.
Naturally we’ll be documenting what parts belong in a workstation and why, as well as providing benchmarks to validate our suggestions. It needs no explanation that the system will not be cheap, but will offer stellar performance, both in clockspeed and in overall performance. If you’re into Ultra 160 SCSI, 15.000-rpm SCSI harddisks, dual monitors and other high-end parts, this article is certainly for you.
We’ve also gotten two motherboards in from Asus, both using the new Socket-478 for Intel’s Pentium 4. One, the P4T-E is based on the ever impressive i850 chipset, whereas the other, the P4B, uses the i845 chipset and hopes to negate some of the lack of performance with plenty of FSB settings, so we’ll be able to see how that’ll affect performance. We’re planning to have all of the above finished in the next two weeks if possible, so check back often, or sign up as a registered user to be notified when these articles actually get posted.