915P Chipset Roundup: ABIT AG8, ASUS P5GD2 Premium, and Foxconn 915A01-P

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Windows Media Encoder 9 &Cinebench 2003 Performance


Windows Media Encoder 9 & Cinebench

Video Conversion & 3D Rendering Performance


It's tough to tell who's on top here, but ASUS' board again holds a small lead, finishing the file conversion job we threw at it about 40 seconds faster than the other two boards. Foxconn takes second place and is followed by ABIT's AG8, which only scores a second more.


The Cinebench 2003 benchmark is an OpenGL 3D rendering performance test based on the commercially available Cinema 4D application. This is a multithreaded, multiprocessor-aware benchmark that renders a single 3D scene and tracks the length of the entire process. The time it took each test system to render the entire scene is represented in the graph below (listed in seconds). We ran two sets of numbers, one in single-thread mode and another in the benchmark's multithread mode for our Hyper-Threading-enabled P4 test syste

There's not much difference here, unsurprisingly. ASUS does maintain a small advantage, though, followed closely by the ABIT and then Foxconn boards.

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