Pentium 3 700 @ 980MHz
CUSL2 rev 1.02 w/1002 BIOS (provided by AD
Mushkin 128MB CAS2 PC133 (256MB total)
15.3GB 75GXP 7200 RPM ATA100
12-04-32 SCSI CD-RW
Labs Annihilator2 32MB (220 mem/367 core)
Onboard AGP 2MB Video, 32MB Texture memory
Quake 3 Area version 1.11: demo0001 "N" (640x480@16bpp),
demo001 "H" (1024x768@32bpp).
Unreal Tournament version 428: UTBench.dem "N" (640x480@16bit),
UTBench.dem "H" (1024x768@32bpp). From 3DMark2000 build
335: default benchmark at 1024x768@16bpp (3DMarks).
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
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.