As the old
saying goes, the numbers don't lie
folks! Wow... will you look at those
CPU and Multimedia scores?
And now for
some standard issue Winbench 99
Winbench 99 Test
for full view
again, these are the highest scores we
have ever seen here at HotHardware for any
CPU or Motherboard. Thanks to the
Vapochill, we broke the 100 mark for the
CPU99 Mark test! Simply fantastic
performance is shown here but what did you
expect for a 1.163GHz. processor?
The system itself actually felt
let's have some fun, shall we?
3 Arena Benchmarks
would have to say that is cranking along
quite nicely. However, we have a highly
over-clocked CPU, why not over-clock the Gladiac
hello?? 1024X768X32 at 88.5 FPS and
1600X1200X16 at 62.5 ??? Am I dreaming
here? That's it, we may have to put
this thing under my desk for the main
system. ;-) The Gladiac is
cranking at the lower resolutions and does
hit fill rate at 1024X768X32 and above, so
the extra 25MHz. Core boost and 32MHz.
Memory boost, sure helps out. Not to
sound like a broken record here but once
again these are the best general purpose
(non FSAA) Q3 scores we have posted here
on the site.
break up our little summation into two
parts, one for the Vapochill
and one for the CX6 from Abit.
Firstly, the Asetek Vapochill is one
fantastic product. In so many ways,
it brings refrigerated computing and
extreme over-clocking to the masses.
It is not for the "Newbie
Over-clocker" however. You need
to know what you are doing with this thing
and it is a fair amount of work to get
things just right. On the other
hand, the rewards, as you have seen here,
can be quite nice once you have things
purring. Finally, the cost of the
Vapochill, around $750 at newly signed
with FCPGA kit and Chill Control as tested
here, may be steep for some folks.
However, those that need or just want to
have the highest performance CPU
available, will be happy with the investment
in the Vapochill.
Abit CX6 proved to be yet another solid
product from one of the finest Motherboard
Manufacturers in the world. Known
for their ability to over-clock and a
setup to support it, Abit products are
very popular with Custom High Performance
PC Fanatics and Over-Clockers. The
CX6 is a product cut from the same great
quality cloth that we've come to know Abit
for. On the other hand, one can't
help but wonder about the future of the
i820 chipset. With lower cost and
comparable performance PC133 solutions
such as the i815 and VIA Apollo Pro133A,
as well as the soon to be released Apollo
2000, the i820 life cycle seems as it may
be short lived. The performance of
the CX6 with this chipset was excellent
and stability, even under these extreme
conditions, was perfect. Again, as i820/RAMBUS
Motherboards go, the CX6 is our favorite
board to date.
give the Abit CX6
Motherboard a HotHardware Heat
Meter Rating of...
give the Asetek
Vapochill a Hot Hardware Heat
Meter Rating of....
also liked it so much that it was good
enough to earn the coveted Editor's Choice
into the HotHardware Conference Room and
talk about this article!