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VIA K8T800 Performance Motherboard Shootout - Gigabyte, MSI and ABIT - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and SiSoft Sandra MAX3

By: Shawn Baker | Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: Dec 29, 2003 5:00 am

Test System Setup


Processor(s): AMD Athlon 64 3200+


Video Card(s): GeCube Radeon 9800 XT (Supplied by GeCube)


Memory: Mushkin 2 x 256MB PC4000 (Supplied by Mushkin)


Hard Disk(s): Maxtor 80GB 7,200 RPM SATA


Operating System Used: Windows XP Professional SP1


Drivers Used: ATI Catalyst 3.9


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.



All the motherboards are very close in our first test with the ABIT just taking the win in memory performance.



Moving over to the un-buffered score which removes optimizations we again see that ABIT just takes the win.



Here we see the Gigabyte motherboard take the win in the CPU department.


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