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Intel D850GB P4 Motherboard Review

Intel D850GB P4 Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Intel are known more for their line of incredibly successful processors than their motherboards, but if the D850GB is any indication, they can definitely hold their own...
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External Mfg. Website: Intel Aug 24 2001   Max Page  
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i850 Chipset

The Intel i850 Tehama chip is an FC-BGA chipset supporting dedicated data paths for additional bandwidth via Intel's netburst architecture. The 82850 memory controller hub is capable of delivering dual memory channels, AGP4X support and a 400MHz system bus to the system board. In conjunction with the i850 Tehama, the 82801BA I/O controller hub (ICH2) delivers increased I/O bandwidth with dedicated data paths and direct connections from the memory and graphics for added peripheral support.

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The 400MHz system bus of this i850-based motherboard enables dual memory channels as we mentioned, which allow up to 3.2GB/s of memory bandwidth to the Pentium 4 processor. Other features of the Tehama chipset include an AGP4X interface, support for four USB ports, onboard six-channel audio compliments of the not so spiffy AC'97 audio codec, a generally unused LAN connect interface, dual ATA-100 controllers and the almost completely pointless CNR (communications and networking riser).

The 850 Pro2 features only a scant four PCI cards, and one CNR. It comes with ATA-100 IDE support and four 184-pin RIMM slots that will support up to 2GB of RDRAM. As we mentioned, onboard sound is standard thanks to the i850 chipset, but it can be toggled off if desired simply by shorting a jumper. The 2MB EEPROM BIOS from Phoenix is easy to use and has several important features MSI is known for. These features should keep the performance user interested for quite some time.

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Contents of Article: Intel D850GB
 Pg 1.  Intel D850GB P4 Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  — i850 Chipset
 Pg 3.  Features: Expansion Slots, Memory
 Pg 4.  Features: System Cooling and Heatsinks
 Pg 5.  Features: Processor Throttling
 Pg 6.  Rounding out the onboard features
 Pg 7.  Benchmark Systems Configuration
 Pg 8.  e-Testinglabs WinBench 99 and Productivity Benchmarks
 Pg 9.  Conclusions

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