Cranking up the demand for bandwidth just a little, we
MadOnion's Video 2000 MPEG 2 Encode test.
|MadOnion Video 2000
and Quake 3 Arena
Showing off the
strong suite of the P4 architecture, MPEG 2 Video
Encoding is a memory bandwidth intensive exercise.
Here we see the two TH7s rule the roost by a
comfortable margin against the Athlon DDR platform.
The TH7II-RAID once again shows a little more muscle.
However, again this is one area where the P4 shines
and as we have seen, the Athlon has its strengths over
the P4 as well.
In this Quake 3
Timedemo run, we have turned the resolution and color
depth down in an effort to maximize throughput from
the GeForce3 graphics pipeline. This
isolates the CPU more effectively, so that bandwidth
and computer power can be easily measured. In
this test we see much the same picture as we saw in
the Video 2000 MPEG 2 Encode test. You can't
argue with 200+ frames per second, can you?
it seems as if the Pentium 4 platform is beginning to
come of age, thanks in part to products like the Abit
TH7II-RAID motherboard. This board is a
Overclocker's delight and its excellent stability will
also satisfy corporate types that just want quality
and up time. Throughout all our testing, we did
not experience so much as a hiccup with the
TH7II-RAID. Finally, its wealth of options and
"value add" features like the "Abit Engineered"
Overclocking Strips, really make it shine in the bang
for your buck column.
the Abit TH7II-RAID so much we're giving it a rare
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