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Gigabyte GA-8SIML Motherboard Review - Benchmarks, Test System and Sandra

With the recent addition of so many motherboards into the current market, there are just too many to choose from. And with all of this newfound technology, many manufacturers have made the prices about the same across the board to remain competitive. Come join Cameron "Sov" Johnson as he takes a look at the Gigabyte GA-8SIML Motherboard. It is a value board that actually costs less than many of the competitors and is based on the new SiS650 chipset. Can this low-cost board be considered in the same league as so many others? Lets find out.

| Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: Apr 18, 2002 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 7.0%Manufacturer: Gigabyte

Benchmarks

 

Test System

 

Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.0GHz (Northwood)

 

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

 

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 2

 

Synthetic System 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.

 

 

 

 

Here we see the first two shows very little difference (both boards optimized for P4). It's only in the memory that we see the board phase out against the SiS 645.

 

Note: We used offboard video to test this so the video card wouldn't be the bottleneck in the full system speed tests.

 

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