and Real-World performance...
and CC Winstone 2001
Girl and her rocks...
of the initial problems we had with our first VP6,
we configured our test rig in a variety of
ways. Initialy we were only able to get
Windows 2000 installed with a single CPU and were
only able to use the on-board IDE channels
associated with the 686B Southbridge. If
you're planning on buying a VP6 with a single CPU
with intentions on upgrading later, here's what
kind of performance you can expect...
Sandra 2001 (Single CPU 1GHz Scores)
Abit VP6 with a single CPU performs as well or
better than other boards we've tested based on the
VIA Apollo Pro 133A. Memory performance
isn't stellar but we think with some maturity
these numbers will improve.
move on to the Dual-CPU (SMP) scores...get ready
Sandra 2001 (Dual CPU Scores)
performance was awesome. While overclocked
our VP6 rig spanked every system in Sandra's
we see the only "shortcoming" of the
VP6. Even with 2 powerful CPUs backing it
up, memory performance is not great...it's not
bad, but it's nothing to brag about either.
Again though, as the VP6 matures, expect these
numbers to improve.
in Sandra's Multimedia tests we see the VP6 beat
how sweet is that number! For a simple
explanation, RAID 0 configures 2 hard drives as
one large drive and writes half the data to each
drive, effectively doubling performance. The
only drawback to setting up a RAID array is that
you'll never want to be without it again!
Programs open so fast, and file transfers between
partitions are so snappy you'll have to experience
it first hand to appreciate the benefit.
also ran ZD's CC Winstone 2001...
VP6 just barely edges out the Intel
reference rig Davo reviewed a few months
back. A few of the programs in the Content
Creation tests (Adobe Premiere and Adobe
PhotoShop) are SMP enabled so the benefits of the
second CPU are fully realized.
Biz Winstone, Quake 3 and the Rating