"Intel's 845 chipset has arrived and now Intel fans
finally have an upgrade path that will allow them to keep their
existing SDRAM and still upgrade to the Intel Pentium 4 processor.
The big question though is, what sort of performance hit can you
expect from not taking the plunge with RAMBUS? LinuxHardware.org
has gotten hold of three Intel 845 motherboards from Intel, SOYO,
and Abit and we've put them through the tests and have the answers
to the Pentium 4 with SDRAM questions. Is purchasing an SDRAM-based
Pentium 4 system worth it? Is using an 845-based motherboard a good
upgrade path for those interested in going the Pentium 4
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