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8-Way nVidia nForce 2 Motherboard Roundup (Page 15)

By Cameron Johnson on Jul 2, 2003 11:00 pm CDT - 0 mins, 47 secs reading time for this page
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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.

In business productivity you don't see any difference between the 8 boards - ICC shows the ABIT just on top with Gigabyte in chase mode.

Lame MP3 Audio Encoding

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

Gigabyte and ABIT tie it for first place.

Media Concepts 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.

This time Gigabyte gains the upper hand.

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