Biostar iDEQ 350G SFF PC

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Test Setup & SiSoft Sandra

HotHardware Test Bed
Covering The Bases

System 1:
Intel Pentium 4 3.6GHz
Biostar iDEQ 350G micro-ATX
Intel 945G Chipset
2X512MB Kingston DDR2 533MHz
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Onboard 10/100/1000 Ethernet
Realtek ALC882 7.1 Audio
Western Digital 120GB 7200RPM
Windows XP Pro SP2
Intel Chipset Drivers v6.3.0.1007
DirectX 9.0c
System 2:
Intel Pentium 4 3.6GHz
Intel D915GUX ATX
Intel 915G Chipset
2X512MB Kingston DDR2 533MHz
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Onboard 10/100/1000 Ethernet
Realtek ALC882 7.1 Audio
Western Digital 120GB 7200RPM
Windows XP Pro SP2
Intel Chipset Drivers v6.3.0.1007
DirectX 9.0c

Preliminary Benchmarks With SiSoft SANDRA 2005
Synthetic Testing Starts with SANDRA

We began our testing with SiSoftware's SANDRA, the System ANalyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant. SANDRA consists of a set of information and diagnostic utilities that can provide a host of useful information about your hardware and operating system. We ran three of the built-in sub-system tests (CPU Arithmetic, CPU Multimedia, and Memory Bandwidth) that partially comprise the SANDRA 2005 suite of benchmarks. 

After thorough testing in SiSoft Sandra's Arithmetic CPU benchmark, we find that the Biostar SFF system performs roughly on par with its direct competition for similar hardware. Though slightly less than its equivalent system in the database, the iDEQ 350G performs well within the margin of error.

The results from the Multi-Media CPU benchmark paint a similar picture to the previous case where the iDEQ 350G performs roughly on par with its counterpart in the database. Although behind slightly, it is almost certainly a negligible real-world difference in performance.

After running the SiSoft Sandra memory bandwidth test, we find that the Biostar SFF system performs well against a field of similar hardware. Note that these tests were run at default SPD timings and the results could easily be improved by moving towards some more aggressive timings. Again, we're not looking at any new performance records here though the system has proved more than capable of handling a taxing application with ease.

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