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FIC VC19 I845E Motherboard Review - Benchmarks - Test System and Sandra

Two or three years ago it used to be easy to name every motherboard on the market. These days though, with so many different motherboards to choose from, it's indeed a hard task, in this fierce new market place which we are now blessed with. One of these motherboards is the new FIC VC19 which is based on the I845E chipset for the Pentium 4 platform. The TweakTown labs haven't seen much from FIC lately - Do they have what it takes to bring the VC19 into our hearts as an enthusiast level motherboard? Read on as Cameron "Sov" Johnson gives us an answer.

| Socket LGA 775 in Motherboards | Posted: Jun 30, 2002 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 7.5%      Manufacturer: FIC

Benchmarks

 

Test System

 

Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.0GHz (Northwood)

 

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

 

Video Card: Leadtek GF3 TI500

 

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

 

Drivers:Nvidia DetXP rev 29.42

 

Software Used: Sisoft Sandra 2002, 3Dmark2000, 3Dmark2001, PCMark 2002 Pro, Sysmark 2002, Winstone 2001, 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.

 

 

 

 

FIC's VC19 tops the bottom of the list in the memory benchmark stage. This is an indicator that FIC hasn't optimized their board fully for the Intel I845E chipset. With no new BIOS' available we are forced to use the current to determine the boards status.

 

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