Winstone, Quake 3, & Sandra 2001SE...
next test is Content Creation Winstone.
For a comparison, we pitted the DFI CS60-EC
against a similar board from Abit, the SA6R
which we reviewed here.
it?s a tight race but the DFI held up pretty
see what happens when we push Quake 3 through
Can it beat the Abit SA6R?
folks, you just can't call'em any closer than
that! This board's performance is virtually identical
to that of the Abit SA6R. With a quality
video card installed, this board has no trouble gaming!
for the final round...Sandra 2001SE...
overall CPU and Multimedia performance was
excellent. When we over clocked the CPU to
1.08GHz, some of the scores bested the 1.2GHz
P4. Using quality CAS2 RAM from Mushkin, we
hit excellent memory timings in both 133MHz and
144MHz bus speeds. Our hard drive benchmarks
were respectable as well.
bottom line is that DFI has come up with a quality
With better than average benchmarks, the
CS60-EC has proven to be both a solid performer
and a good value.
It was a little disappointing to find that certain
BIOS functions were not available with this board,
yet it still proved to be over-clock friendly.
DFI offers excellent utilities like
Hardware Doctor for monitoring system fan speeds,
voltages and temperature as well as Over-clock
Cruise that allows easy on-the-fly adjustment of
the system bus speed.
The Sandra benchmarks were excellent and
rivaled a P4 1.2GHz at times.
We feel that the CS60-EC handled the
barrage of tests we threw at it with great results
the DFI CS60-EC a Hot Hardware Heat Meter Rating
your mind quiet boy! Get in the H.H. Conference Room