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VIA PT880 Chipset - Canterwood has competition, finally - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and SiSoft Sandra 2004

For such a Christian oriented company, VIA has been through hell and back in the past 18 months with battles against Intel for rights and blessings to produce Pentium 4 chipsets with their motherboard partners. We've got VIA's very first Dual Channel DDR-400 Pentium 4 chipset under the spotlight today in the form of the PT880 from MSI.

| VIA Chipsets in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Jan 20, 2004 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.5%Manufacturer: MSI

Test System Setup

 

Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz (800MHz FSB) (Supplied by Spectrum Communications)

 

Memory: 2x 256MB OCZ PC4200 (Supplied by OCZ)

 

Hard Disk: Western Digital WD80 7,200 RPM (Supplied by Techbuy)

 

Graphics Card: nVidia GeForce FX 5950 Ultra (Supplied by Gigabyte)

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP1

 

Drivers: nVidia Forceware 53.03 and VIA Hyperion 4.51

 

SiSoft Sandra 2004 Pro

 

SiSoft Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) 2004 is a synthetic windows benchmark that features different tests used to evaluate different PC subsystems.

 

 

 

 

Here we can see the I875P is still stronger in memory performance, but not by a huge margin.

 

 

 

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