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The ECS D6VAA Dual-CPU VIA Powered Motherboard
Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun...

By, Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta
July 26, 2001

Those of you whose primary concern is running office suites, or those creative souls out there will appreciate the next series of tests.  ZD's Business and Content Creation Winstone will give you an accurate idea of the ECS D6VAA's performance in these areas.

 

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.BUSINESS WINSTONE:

Business Winstone simulates "real world" performance using "Office Type" applications...

Any regular visitors to our site should easily recognize the quality of these scores.  Numbers approaching 50 Business Winstones are excellent!  These high scores can be attributed not only to the second CPU, but Windows 2000.  A typical 1.0GHz Windows Millennium machine will score in the mid-30s on this test.

CONTENT CREATION WINSTONE:

Content Creation Winstone tests are comprised of applications like Adobe Photoshop and Premiere...

Again, we see the ECS D6VAA's top notch performance. Some of the applications used in this test are multi-threaded, so they benefit greatly from the second CPU.  There should be no doubt about the usefulness of having the power of two CPUs at your disposal.

That concludes the benchmarks.  We feel it is important to mention that throughout all of our testing, the DV6AA did not crash once or exhibit any instability whatsoever...even when overclocked.

Our experience with the VIA Apollo 133A equipped ECS D6VAA was a pleasant one.  This board is very inexpensive ($99 at the time of this review), and performance and stability were excellent.  Someone looking to build a powerful Windows 2000 workstation or mid-range server will be very pleased with the D6VAA.  The "responsiveness" and overall performance of a dual-CPU system is something that has to be experienced first hand to be truly appreciated.  If a dual-CPU rig is in your future, you owe it to yourself to check out the D6VAA. We give the ECS D6VAA a HotHardware Heat Meter rating of...

Think you know about this hardware stuff?  Yeah?  Then get in the Forum and Prove it!

 

 

 
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