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Gigabyte 8KNXP I875P Motherboard Review - Benchmarks - System and Multimedia Productivity

Intel's I875P Canterwood Dual Channel DDR-400, 800MHz FSB Pentium 4 chipset has been out for a while now. Many companies have produced motherboards based on this chipset, one company is Gigabyte with their 8KNXP. It has more features than you would want to poke a stick at, but with stick in hand Cameron "Sov" Johnson gives us his impressions and bench tests against Intel's reference Canterwood motherboard.

| Socket LGA 775 in Motherboards | Posted: May 29, 2003 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.5%      Manufacturer: Gigabyte

Real World System and Multimedia Productivity

 

Sysmark 2002

 

Sysmark2002 incorporates the following Internet Content Creation and Office Productivity applications:

 

Office Productivity: Microsoft Word 2002, Microsoft Excel 2002, Microsoft PowerPoint 2002, Microsoft Outlook 2002, Microsoft Access 2002, Netscape Communicator 6.0, Dragon Naturally Speaking Preferred v.5, WinZip 8.0, and McAfee Virus Scan 5.13.

 

Internet Content Creation: Adobe Photoshop 6.01, Adobe Premiere 6.0, Microsoft Windows Media Encoder 7.1, Macromedia Dreamweaver 4, and Macromedia Flash 5.

 

 

 

System Productivity performance is just above the Intel Desktop motherboard.

 

Lame MP3 Encoding

 

Lame MP3 Encoder is used to convert a 120MB WAV file into a 128bit 44Hz MP3 File, The lower the score the better.

 

 

MP3 Encoding the 8KNXP shows a slight loss but barely noticeable to the end user.

 

Mainconcept DIVX Encoding

 

Mainconcept is used to convert a 1.2GB Digital Video to a MPEP-2 file using 25fps as the default rate. The Benchmark is expressed in time in seconds, of course less is better.

 

 

DIVX encoding is a different story. The 8KNXP wins over the Intel Desktop motherboard.

 

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