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EPoX 4PEA+ (i845PE) Motherboard Review - Benchmarks - Synthetic 3D and PC

It seems that the Intel crowd keeps getting bigger and the chipset market is up to the challenge with new designs all the time. But how can the end user know what works and what doesn't? Come join Cameron "Sov" Johnson as he answers these questions in regards to the EPoX 4PEA+ Motherboard. It uses the i845PE chipset and has a list of features that will make most folks drool, but can it cope with the stress that the enthusiast will put it through? There is only one way to find out, so come see for yourself!

| Socket LGA 775 in Motherboards | Posted: Feb 3, 2003 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 7.5%Manufacturer: EPoX

Synthetic 3D and PC Applications

 

3DMark2001 SE Build 330

 

3DMark2001 SE is the latest installment in the popular 3DMark series. By combining DirectX 8.1 support with completely new graphics (including the GeForce4), it continues to provide benchmark results that empower you to make informed hardware assessments. Build 330 adds support for video cards that have Vertex Shaders but no Pixel Shaders, such as the SiS Xabre Video card.

 

 

3DMark2001SE shows that the slightly better CPU performance gives a few marks more than the rest of the i845PE range. Still falling behind the E7205 due to the lack of Dual DDR support.

 

PCMark2002

 

PCMark2002 is a completely new, multipurpose benchmark, suited for benchmarking all kinds of PCs, from laptops to workstations, as well as across multiple Windows operating systems. This easy-to-use benchmark makes professional strength benchmarking software available even to novice users. PCMark2002 consists of a series of tests that represent common tasks in home and office programs. PCMark2002 also covers many additional areas outside the scope of other MadOnion.com benchmarks.

 

 

PCMark2002 shows an increase in the CPU performance. Memory performance is on par with i845PE based boards @ 333 MHz specifications, yet falls behind the E7205 chipset. While the E7205 only uses 266 MHz memory, it runs in Dual Channel, increasing its bandwidth from 2.1GB/s to 4.2GB/s. DDR-333 max memory output is 2.7GB/s so you can see clearly the E7205 will take the lead.

 

Vulpine GLMark 1.1

 

Vulpine GLMark is a Windows based OpenGL API designed to stress the OpenGL systems of a 3D Accelerator. Patch 1.1 adds in support for ATI Radeon 9700's fast 256-bit memory interface optimizations and early support for the NVIDIA NV30 GPU.

 

 

Vulpine GLMark shows all the i845PE boards on equal ground with the E7205 just ahead of the pack.

 

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