Davis CPUMark 99
Ziff Davis has had CPUMark 99 out
there for quite some time. Simple truth is that it only takes a few seconds
to run a benchmark and gives you a rough idea of what kind of speed the machine
is capable of. This result is identical to the AK33 I tested a while back.
You can download CPUMark99 from Ziff Davis
Sandra 2001 Pro CPU benchmark
Once again the numbers are extremely
close. The AK33 scored 2236 and 1090 respectively. With only 1 point changed
in CPU Dhrystone and 7 in CPU Whetstone I think its fair to say that they
are almost identical. You can download
Sandra 2001 Pro Memory Streaming benchmark
gave me the same memory problem that the AK33 did - there is no accomodations
for other memory timing settings than "normal" and "turbo".
The AX34 Pro II had two more settings and the "fast" setting was
the best compromise for increased performance and stability. I expected
these results to be close between the two boards but was surprised to see
that the AK33 scored 409 and 495 respectively. A couple of other sites have
noted in their reviews that the lates KT133 boards feature slightly lower
performance. A compromise for stability perhaps?
Here we can see the perfomance
of the ATA-100 drive. I've noticed that Windows loads a lot faster since
I've moved over to this drive. So do big programs like Quake III. Not too
much else to talk about here since it works the way it is supposed to.