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The Asus P4S800D-E  Motherboard
Pentium 4 Powered Performance With The SiS 655TX Chipset

By: Dave Altavilla
December 22, 2003


Content Creation 2003 and Business Winstone 2002
Desktop business and multimedia content creation performance

Content Creation 2003

  • Adobe Photoshop 7

  • Adobe Premiere 6.0

  • Macromedia Director 8.5.1

  • Macromedia Dreamweaver UltraDev 4

  • Microsoft Windows Media Encoder

  • Netscape Navigator 6.2.3

  • Sonic Foundry Sound Forge 6.0

  • LightWave 7

Business Winstone 2002

  • Lotus Notes® R5

  • Microsoft® FrontPage® 2002 SP-1

  • Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2002 SP-1

  • Microsoft® Excel 2002 SP-1

  • Microsoft® Access 2002 SP-1

  • Microsoft® Word 2002 SP-1

  • Microsoft® Project 2000

  • WinZip® 8.0

  • Norton AntiVirusTM from Symantec

  • Netscape® 6.2.1

The Business and Content Creation Winstone benchmarks use a more traditional methodology of testing.  The test scripts run concurrent instances of the above applications on the test system desktop.  These Business Desktop and Content Creation software suites are fully installed and functional for each of the tests that are executed.


The SiS 655TX driven P4S800D-E shows its prowess again here, besting both the VIA PT880 and i875P boards by small margins.  It's interesting to note that the gap is slightly larger in the Biz Winstone test.  The CC Winstone test, is nip and tuck however, due mostly likely to slightly lower end drive performance from the 655TX.  Video and sound editing stress tests within CC Winstone 2003, can tax the drive subsystem more so than in the Biz Winstone 2002 tests.

FutureMark 3DMark 2003
FutureMark's Finest

FutureMark's 3DMark 2003 will give us an early indication general gaming performance.  Let's have a look...


Once again the Asus P4S800D-E comes out on top by a hair.  We're starting to see a pattern here that is tough to argue with.  We've said this before and we'll say it again, the numbers simply don't lie.  Although the SiS 655TX is only ahead by 100 or so 3DMarks here, since this test is so heavily graphics card dependant, that smallish looking lead is actually just a bit more significant that one might initially think.  We'll have a look at some real world gaming numbers shortly, to tell the rest of the story here.


SPEC Viewperf 7.1, Wolfenstein ET, UT2003 and The Heat Meter

Tags:  Asus, Motherboard, 800D, SIS, P4, board, 4S, AR

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