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Gigabyte GA-7VAXP KT400 Motherboard Review

By: Cameron Johnson | Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: Sep 7, 2002 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: Gigabyte

Synthetic 3D and PC Benchmarks


3DMark2001 SE


3DMark2001 SE is the latest installment in the popular 3DMark series. By combining DirectX 8.1 support with completely new graphics (including the GeForce4), it continues to provide benchmark results that empower you to make informed hardware assessments. Build 330 adds support for video cards that have Vertex Shaders but no Pixel Shaders, such as the SiS Xabre Video card.



Compared to the GA-7VRXP we see a much better performance. Comparing DDR-333 and DDR-400 results on the GA7VAXP we see only a few hundred extra 3DMarks, not worth the hassle of trying to find memory that works on the KT400 chipset.


PCMark2002 Pro


PCMark2002 is a completely new, multipurpose benchmark, suited for testing all kinds of PCs, from laptops to workstations, as well as across multiple Windows operating systems. This easy-to-use benchmark makes professional strength benchmarking software available even to novice users. PCMark2002 consists of a series of tests that represent common tasks in home and office programs. PCMark2002 also covers many additional areas outside the scope of other benchmarks.



PC Mark2002 shows the memory results between the DDR-400 and 333 being almost identical. Compared to the GA-7VRXP its a definite improvement.


Vulpine GLMark


Vulpine GLMark is a OpenGL Windows based benchmarking tool used to gauge the performance of the OpenGL performance of a 3D video card. It is also very practical to use for testing instabilities in the 3D subsystems.



DDR-400 and DDR-333 results are tied, absolutely no difference in speed in practical system usage.


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