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Chaintech Apogee 7VJL Motherboard Review - Test System and SiSoft Sandra

With all the new KT333 based Athlon boards hitting the market, how can we know for sure what is hot... and what is not? Come join Cameron "Sov" Johnson as he takes a look at the Chaintech Apogee 7VJL Motherboard. It has some very innovative features, but can it hang with the big boys? Let's find out!

| Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: Jul 27, 2002 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: Chaintech

Benchmarks

 

Test System

 

Processor: AMD Athlon XP 1600+

 

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

 

Video Card: Leadtek GeForce3 Ti500

 

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

 

Drivers: nVidia Detonator v29.42

 

Software Used: SiSoft Sandra 2002, 3DMark2000, 3DMark2001, PCMark 2002 Pro, SysMark 2002, Winstone 2001, Quake III 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.

 

 

 

 

Chaintech is able to keep up with all but one of our test bed motherboards. Soyo still wins out here with Chaintech and EPoX tied for 2nd place.

 

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