Foxconn WinFast 6150K8MA-8EKRS

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SANDRA & WorldBench 5

SiSoftware S.A.N.D.R.A.
Let's get ready to rumble!


We'll start off our testing with SiSoftware's SANDRA benchmark software. We used the popular CPU Arithmetic, Multi-Media, and Memory Bandwidth benchmarks to gauge the performance of the 6150K8MA-8EKRS. The Arithmetic and Multi-Media benchmarks produce some solid results comparable with competing systems in the database, however, we were a little disappointed with the Memory Bandwidth test. Because there is no BIOS option to set the Command Rate of the memory it was automatically set to 2T, which lowered performance. That, in conjunction with the IGP sharing system memory resulted in lower than expected bandwidth scores.

World Bench 5: Photoshop 7.0.1 & WME Modules
Picture perfect performance?

With WorldBench Photoshop 7 performance module, we start to see the performance difference between using the on-board video and a dedicated graphics card. Because the IGP uses some system resources, the Foxconn WinFast 6150K8MA-8EKRS scored 439 in the test when powered by the GF 6150. However, with the on-board video disabled and a 6600GT 256MB installed, the score improved to 418. The board still falls slightly behind the high performance ASUS A8N Deluxe.

Switching over to the Windows Media Encoder 9 test, we see a similar pattern. With the on-board video enabled, a score of 518 was achieved. Once our video card was installed though, we managed to get a score of 489. The difference between Foxconn's offering and the ASUS A8N is a bit smaller this time, however the ASUS board still pulls ahead by a slight margin.

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