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ABIT SI7-G R658 Motherboard - RDRAM return to Pentium 4 - Benchmarks - Test System and SiSoft Sandra 2003

In the Pentium 3 and early Pentium 4 days RDRAM by the Rambus Company was greeted with heavy skepticism and in the end, criticized by many generally for its high asking price and high latency times. Intel now refuses to touch RDRAM with a ten foot pole but SiS on the other hand has decided to give it ago with their new R658 chipset for the Pentium 4. Does RDRAM deserve a second chance? Read on as Cameron "Sov" Johnson endeavors to give us an answer!

| Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: Apr 29, 2003 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.5%Manufacturer: ABIT

Benchmarks

 

Test System

 

Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.06GHz (533MHz FSB) (Supplied by Spectrum Communications)

 

Memory: 2x 256MB PC1200 Samsung (Supplied by Spectrum Communications)

 

Hard Disk: Western Digital WD80 7200RPM (Supplied by Techbuy)

 

Graphics Card: ATI Radeon 9700 Pro (Supplied by ATI)

 

Software Used: SiSoft Sandra 2003, Sysmark 2002, 3DMark03, PCMark2002, Vulpine GLMark 1.1, Quake 3 Arena, Star Trek Voyager, Jedi Knight II, Comanche 4, Aquanox and UT 2003

 

SiSoft Sandra 2003

 

SiSoft Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) 2001 is a synthetic windows benchmark that features different tests used to evaluate different PC subsystems.

 

 

 

 

The SI7-G in the synthetic test is able to take out the I845PE boards; however it isn't able to take out the SiS 655 or the I875P.

 

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