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ABIT IC7 MAX3 - Taking Canterwood to the MAX

By: Shawn Baker | Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: Oct 28, 2003 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.5%Manufacturer: ABIT

Test System Setup


Processor(s): Intel Pentium 4 2.4Ghz "C"


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


Memory: 2 X 256 Geil PC3500 (Supplied by Geil)


Hard Disk(s): Maxtor 80GB 7200RPM Serial ATA (Supplied by Altech Computers)


Operating System Used: Windows XP Professional SP1


Drivers Used: Catalyst 3.5


Software Used: SiSoft Sandra MAX3, 3D Mark 03, 3D Mark 01, Comanche 4, Unreal Tournament 2003, Quake 3, PC Mark 2002 and Jedi Knight 2


As usual we included a host of benchmarks that not only test the theoretical maximum of a product but also what it is capable of when it comes to real world gaming.


When it came to testing video, we choose to run in two resolutions - first 640 X 480 which helps test the motherboard, chipset, processor and memory. While this is all good and well, literally no one with this motherboard will be gaming at this resolution so for that reason we also include 1280 X 1024 to give people a better idea of real world performance in a practical instance.


- SiSoft Sandra MAX3


SiSoft Sandra (System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) MAX3 is a synthetic Windows benchmark that features different tests used to evaluate different PC subsystems.





Here we see the latest MAX3 pull ahead.


- Un - Buffered



Again, as expected, we see the new MAX3 come ahead again of its older brother.


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