This benchmark represents the memory bandwidth with each chipset. The
850 is leading with its dual RDRAM channel boosting 3.2GB/s. Note the
big improvement of the 845D over the 845; the bandwidth is doubled when
using DDR. The VIA P4X266 is slightly under the 845D.
This benchmark is similar to Sysmark 2001; it tests real world application
Let me make no mistake
when I say that the NB72 is a great board; stability and value are without
doubts the 2 highlights that make this board special. Unfortunately as the
benchmarks showed, the 845 SDRAM chipset is not impressive in any of the benchmarking
applications we used. SDRAM PC-133 (1.06GB/s) memory is simply not enough
for the Pentium 4. For the high-end user we can't really recommend buying
an 845 SDRAM board right now simply because a DDR version will start appearing
in the very beginning of 2002 which will offer superior performance for almost
the same price.