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EPoX 4SDA5+ SiS 648 Motherboard Review - Benchmarks - Test Setup and Sandra

With the SiS 648 chipset taking the enthusiast market by storm, how is a person to know which manufacturer to choose? Come join Cameron "Sov" Johnson as he takes a look at the EPoX 4SDA5+ Motherboard which uses this very chipset. It has a few surprises in store for us and may be just what the doctor ordered for your next Pentium 4 rig!

| Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: Oct 2, 2002 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%      Manufacturer: EPoX

Benchmarks

 

Test System

 

Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.4B GHz Northwood (Supplied by Spectrum Communications)

 

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

 

Video Card: nVidia Reference GeForce4 Ti4200 128MB (Supplied by nVidia)

 

Hard Disk: Western Digital WD1200 (Supplied by Achieva)

 

Drivers: nVidia Detonator v30.30

 

Software Used: SiSoft Sandra 2002, 3DMark2001, PCMark 2002 Pro, SysMark 2002, Winstone 2001, Vulpine GLMark, Flask MPEG4 Encoding, WinAce, Quake III Arena, Aquanox, DroneZmark, Max Payne, Comanche 4, 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.

 

 

 

 

Compared to its i845G predecessor the 4SDA5+ is a step up towards excellent performance. Compared to the SiS reference board the results are almost identical.

 

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