VC15 is a great solution for people looking for a stable and performant Pentium
4 system without having to empty their pockets. There is no doubt that the 845
paired with DDR performs much better than with SDRAM PC-133 memory, the memory
bandwidth doubles when under DDR. I would like to applaud FICís software bundle
which offers plenty of useful applications for all tastes. While not overclocking
friendly, the VC15 is for people looking for the usual Intel stability and compability.
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
performance. The 845 manages to get just behind the 850 solution.