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Benchmarking Setup

AMD Athlon 1.2 GHz @ 900 MHz
Heatsink & Fan
3dfxCOOL Socket A-HO Fan (it fits!)
Tyan Trinity KT-A
128 MB PNY PC133
Hard Drive(s)
Quantum 40 GB ATA-100


EPO 50x
Sound Card
Soundblaster Live X-Gamer
Video Card
Absolute Multimedia Outrageous GeForce2 GTS

Operating System
Windows Me
Video / VIA Drivers
nVidia 6.50 final release
Benchmarking Applications
Quake III Arena v1.17
Microsoft DirectX 8
Madonion 3DMark 2000 v1.1., ZD CPUmark 99, Sisoft Sandra 2001

I had hoped for a head to head 1.2 GHz showdown with the FIC AD11 but as I've explained that plan fell through. No biggie though since we can compare our results with the Tyan KTa to the AOpen AK73. Both boards couldn't get the 1.2 GHz Athlon to its rated speed due to different problems. Obviously the Trinity KT-A can do it as long as the on-board thermal protection isn't tripped. Note to self: must find a better HSF unit that can fit in the normal confines of a board like the Trinity KT-A. The AK73 just doesn't support the 266 FSB Athlons, although it is conceivable that AOpen could release a newer BIOS to enable this CPU support.

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