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Soltek SL-86SPE-L Springdale Motherboard Review

By: Shawn Baker | Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: Jul 24, 2003 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.0%Manufacturer: Soltek

Test System Setup and Comments


Processor(s): Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz "C" (Supplied by Altech Computers)


Video card(s): PowerColor Radeon 9800 Pro (Supplied by Altech Computers)


Memory: 2 X 256 Corsair XMS PC3200 (Supplied by Altech Computers)


Hard Disk(s): Seagate 80GB 7200RPM


Operating System Used: Windows XP Professional SP1


Drivers Used: Catalyst 3.4


Software Used: SiSoft Sandra MAX 3, 3DMark 03, 3DMark 01, Comanche 4, Unreal Tournament 2003, Quake 3, PCMark 2002, Code Creatures and Jedi Knight 2


Like the last few of our motherboard reviews, we have opted to go with a large range of benchmarks being tested in multiple resolutions.


While a lot of people won't play at 640 X 480, we choose to run benchmarks at this resolution because it relies more on your processors and motherboard chipset eliminating any AGP bus bottlenecks.


While these benchmarks are handy to show raw processor and chipset performance, gamers today will not be gaming in this resolution. In response, we test at resolutions of 1280 X 1024 and 1600 X 1200 to give people an idea of real world performance.


SiSoft Sandra Max 3


SiSoft Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) Max 3 is a synthetic windows benchmark that features different tests used to evaluate different PC subsystems.





Due to the inclusion of PAT we see that the Canterwood motherboard from ABIT wins in the first of our benchmarks.





Just like the previous benchmark, due to it being a memory only test, the Canterwood wins again.


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