Time for SiSoft's
Sandra and CC Winstone!
Winstone & Sandra
we again see the Abit KT7A-RAID with the better
performance. Thus far the KT7A-RAID has
up is our SiSoft Sandra testing. Here we
will see some interesting results...
CPU @ 1.064
performance is excellent with the KT7A-RAID.
According to SiSoft's data, our OC'd CPU performs
on par with a 1.2GHz Athlon despite the 136MHz difference.
MM @ 1.064
single hard drive tests were performed with the
drive connected to the VIA IDE controller.
Obviously, the RAID tests were run with the drives
connected to the HPT-370. Here we still see
the performance of the KT7A-RAID is top notch.
saved the best for last though...
MEM @ 1.064 (133MHz)
performance is an area where the KT7A-RAID really
shines. Our over-clocked results were
excellent. We should mention that these
tests were run with the BIOS settings at Turbo /
4-Way / CAS 2. If you've got high quality
RAM that will operate at these settings with
higher FSBs, you owe it to yourself to unlock you
CPU and use them. Keep in mind that it is a
little tougher to hit higher bus speeds because of
the "DDR like" nature of the EV6 bus (a
33MHz increase in actual bus speed is an effective
we were VERY pleased with the Abit
KT7A-RAID. Performance, compatibility and
stability were top notch. The board is
packed with features and excelled in every
test. The only negative we can think of is
the impending onslaught of DDR platforms...and
even then, the slight performance gains they are
showing don't justify the higher price. If
we were building an Athlon system today this would
be the board we'd base our system on. The
KT7A-RAID is arguably the best Socket A
motherboard available. We give it a rare
H.H. Editor's Choice Award and a Hot
Hardware Heat Meter Rating of...
your mind quiet boy! Get in the H.H. Conference Room