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Abit vs. Gigabyte: Tier 1 i865PE Head to Head

By: Cameron Johnson | Socket LGA 775 in Motherboards | Posted: Aug 18, 2003 4:00 am

Test System Setup


Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz (800MHz FSB) (Supplied by Spectrum Communications)


Memory: 2x 256MB DDR-400 Kingmax (Supplied by Kingmax Australia)


Hard Disk: Western Digital WD80 7200RPM (Supplied by Techbuy)


Graphics Card: ATI Radeon 9700 Pro (Supplied by ATI)


Software Used: SiSoft Sandra MAX 3, 3DMark03, 3DMark 2001, Comanche 4, Unreal Tournament 2003, Quake III, PCMark2002, Code Creatures and Jedi Knight 2


SiSoft Sandra MAX3


SiSoft Sandra (System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) MAX3 is a synthetic Windows benchmark that features different tests used to evaluate different PC subsystems.





As you can see, Gigabyte is able to take a slight lead when it comes to all three tests. This so far shows Gigabyte has optimized the system for maximum performance under synthetic conditions. How it goes in full tests remains to be seen.


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