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April 2002 3Digest: the performance difference of videocards based on i845D and i850 platforms.

By Andrey Vorobiev

Return to Castle Wolfenstein, checkpoint - maximum settings

Quake3, quaver - maximum settings

Comanche4 - maximum settings

3DMark2001, Game3 - Low Details

3DMark2001, Serious Sam: The Second Encounter, Grand Cathedral

3DMark2001, RightMark Video Analyzer

As you know, i850 and i845D support different memory: RDRAM and DDR SDRAM. It has been proved that Pentium4 with i850/RDRAM PC800 has better performance in the most cases.

However, our tests showed that this advantage is very little to nothing (speaking about 1024x768 and higher resolutions), except for drastic boosts on i850 platform.

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