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  Intel Pentium 4 2.80 GHz 
  Aug 26, 2002, 12:00pm EDT 

Test Disclosure

By: Dan Mepham

Our testbed consisted of the following hardware:
  • Intel Pentium 4 Processor at 2.80 GHz (533 MHz FSB), 2.53 GHz (533 MHz FSB), and 2.40 GHz (400 MHz FSB)
  • Iwill P4R533-N Motherboard (Intel 850E Chipset)
  • 4 x 128 MB Samsung PC800 RDRAM
  • nVidia GeForce 3 Ti200
  • Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 60 (60 GB, ATA100, 7200 RPM)
  • SMC EtherPower 10/100 PCI NIC
  • Creative Labs SoundBlaster Live! Value
  • LG GCC-4120 CD-RW/DVD Drive
  • Enermax EG465P-VE
Testbed software consisted of the following:
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Intel Chipset Drivers version 4.00.1013
  • Intel Application Accelerator version 2.2
  • nVidia Detonator drivers version 30.82
All performance benchmarks were run three times, and their results averaged. Stability benchmarks were run only once to ensure stability. Memory was set to PC800 speeds for all tests, as this is currently the only officially supported speed.

1. Introduction
2. Another Day, Another Pentium 4
3. Editorial Interlude
4. Test Disclosure
5. Stability Results
6. Performance Results
7. Summary

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