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Box
Cables
CD
Manual
USB

Benchmarking Setup

Hardware
CPU
Intel Pentium 3 700 @ 980MHz
Heatsink & Fan
Global Win FKP-32
Motherboard
Asus CUSL2 rev 1.02 w/1002 BIOS (provided by AD of K)
Memory
Mushkin 128MB CAS2 PC133 (256MB total)
Hard Drive
IBM 15.3GB 75GXP 7200 RPM ATA100

CD-ROM

Plextor 12-04-32 SCSI CD-RW
Sound Card
SB Live! Value
Video Cards
Creative Labs Annihilator2 32MB (220 mem/367 core)
Onboard AGP 2MB Video, 32MB Texture memory

 

Software
Operating System
Windows 98SE
Video Drivers
Detonator 6.18
 
Benchmarking Applications
OpenGL From Quake 3 Area version 1.11: demo0001 "N" (640x480@16bpp), demo001 "H" (1024x768@32bpp).
DirectX From Unreal Tournament version 428: UTBench.dem "N" (640x480@16bit), UTBench.dem "H" (1024x768@32bpp). From 3DMark2000 build 335: default benchmark at 1024x768@16bpp (3DMarks).
Other From WinTune98 version 42: 2D (MP/s), D3D (MP/s), OpenGL (MP/s), Memory (MB/s). Video Tests ran at 1024x768@16bpp. SiSoft Sandra 2000 Professional. HDTach version 2.61.

Hard Drive Tests

Very few reviewers bother to test the hard drive controller. How would you like to purchase your next MB only to find out that your shiny new ATA100 drive is limited to ATA66 or worse, ATA33 performance? My biggest gripe with most VIA 133A chipsetted MB's is that ATA66 support is nonexistent. It's supposed to be there, but I've yet to test one that actually works. In any case, ATA66 is dead, long live ATA100!

With STR's approaching 40MB/s, I could easily foresee ATA66 becoming completely useless in less than a year. Thank God for native ATA100. I can't wait until TCDLabs updates the peak part of the program so it can show more than 80MB/s.

 





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