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Breaking into the Intel SFF Market with Shuttle, Soltek and ABIT

By: Shawn Baker | SFF PCs in Computer Systems | Posted: Feb 29, 2004 5:00 am

Test System Setup


Processor(s): Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz


Video card(s): GeCube Radeon 9200 (Supplied by Kingmax Australia)


Memory: 2 X 256 Mushkin PC4000 (Supplied by Mushkin)


Hard Disk(s): Seagate 80GB 7,200 RPM Parallel ATA


Operating System Used: Windows XP Professional SP1


Drivers Used: Catalyst 4.10


We choose to simply run a small amount of tests that cover all aspects of your computer, ranging from Synthetic Memory scores to Gaming. We have also included some MP3 encoding to give you an idea of how the system handles when placed under a large amount of pressure.


Let's see what kind of results we get from the systems.


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.



As you can see the Intel chipsets pull well and truly ahead of the Shuttle ST61G4 thanks to the better memory optimization in the Intel chipsets used on the ABIT and Soltek systems.



The competition is quite tight but as you can see due to the ATI chipset not being very mature it isn't as optimized.


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