BE6 Motherboard - Benchmarks
We paired the
BE6 up with the latest components in an effort to test out the
capabilites of the ATA66 Controller and the rest of this interesting
board. Here are the results...
Full Tower ATX
Case w/ 300W PS, Pentium3 -450 Overclocked to 558 MHz. w/ a
124MHz.System Bus, Abit
128MB PC133 HSDRAM from EMS, WD Expert AC418000 7200 RPM ATA66 Hard
Drive, Matrox G400MAX w/ 32MB, Toshiba SDM1202 3rd. Gen. 4.8X DVD/32X
CDROM, Win 98, DirectX 6.1
Intel Pentium III@558 MHz
G400MAX w/ 32MB
Video numbers here are free with the test but these are skewed by
the specific video card we used. Instead, we are more interested in
the Disk and CPU numbers, both of which are excellent when compared
to other boards in this class, like the Soyo Sy-6BA+III and MSI
99 Test Results
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again the CPU numbers are on par with other recent Slot 1
Overclocker rigs from the field. However, the Disk numbers are
superb. These are the best EIDE benchmarks to date, that we have
been able to generate in the HH Labs. Thanks of course, to the on
board ATA66 controller and hard disk we used.
Abit BE6 is a great new and unique addition to the over saturated
Slot 1 BX field. Abit should be congratulated for bringing a new
product and technology to market before all others with the new
ATA66 standard. The BE6 performs well on its own merits and then
goes the extra mile with the enhanced ATA66 EIDE interface for a
measurable gain in Hard Disk performance. While the board still has
a little maturing to do, we feel comfortable recommending it for its
overall quality and feature-set.
give the Abit BE6 a Hot Hardware Temp-O-Meter rating of...