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ECS I-Buddie 4 Desknote Review - Benchmarks - Test Setup and Sandra

Many of us know ECS as a Taiwanese company specializing in OEM based computer products. Recently though they've partly branched away from this sector and started to recognize the Overclocker as a valuable segment of the market. One of the new products that is helping the company in this endeavor is their new innovative ECS I-Buddie 4 Desknote desktop replacement PC. Simply put, it's a cost effective notebook based on PC desktop technology. Follow Cameron "Sov" Johnson as he takes us on an in-depth discovery of this little gem from ECS!

| Standard Laptops in Laptops | Posted: Oct 19, 2002 4:00 am

Benchmarks

 

Desktop Test System

 

Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.0A GHz (Northwood) (Supplied by Spectrum Communications)

 

Memory: 1x 512MB DDR-433 Geil (512MB) (Supplied by Geil)

 

Video Card: SiS 315 Graphics Card (64MB) (Supplied by SiS)

 

Hard Disk: Western Digital WD1200 (Supplied by Achieva)

 

Software Used: Sisoft Sandra 2002, 3Dmark2001, PCMark 2002 Pro, Sysmark 2002, Vulpine GLmark, Quake 3 Arena, Aquanox, DroneZmark, Max Payne, Star Trek Voyager Elite Force, Jedi Knight II.

 

SiSoft Sandra 2002 SP1

 

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. We used this to test CPU Raw Performance, Multimedia Instruction Set and Memory Bandwidth Performance. While they are all synthetic results, they do give us a general idea of what is happening and where a component's strengths and weaknesses are.

 

 

 

 

When running DDR-266 memory, you can see the performance hit that the system takes due to the video card using system memory for its frame buffer. When DDR-333 is used, the performance gap is closed, since the GPU is given more power to work with.

 

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