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Battle of the i845 Titans; MSI -vs- Soyo -vs- Gigabyte - Benchmarks - Test System and Sandra

What happens when you take motherboards from MSI, Soyo and Gigabyte and mix them with an unlocked Pentium4 processor? How about some test results that will knock your socks off! Come join Cameron "Sov" Johnson as he takes a look at a trio of i845 based boards from these companies in a Battle of the i845 Titans. Let's see which will be the last one standing.

| Socket LGA 775 in Motherboards | Posted: May 1, 2002 4:00 am

Benchmarks

 

Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.0GHz (Northwood)

 

Memory: 2x 256MB DDR-333 Kingmax (512MB Total)

 

Video Card: Leadtek GeForce3 Ti500

 

Hard Disk: Seagate Barracuda ATA-3 UDMA 100 7200RPM

 

Drivers:nVidia Detonator v23.11

 

Software Used: SiSoft Sandra 2002, 3DMark2000, 3DMark2001, PCMark 2002 Pro, Quake III Arena, Aquanox, Star Trek Armada, Max Payne, Star Trek Voyager Elite Force, Star Trek Armada II.

 

Synthetic Benchmarks - Sandra 2002

 

SiSoft Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) 2002 is a synthetic windows benchmark that features different tests used to evaluate different PC subsystems. Our three tests are done on the CPU's ALU and FPU engines, Multimedia execution engine and memory bandwidth performance.

 

 

 

 

Taking out this round, though by only about a 5% margin, is the MSI 845 Ultra ARU.

 

As a note, please take into consideration that we had ALL onboard peripherals enabled. This way, if you are going to use all the devices on the board you buy, you will know if it's going to slow down the board or not.

 

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