Foxconn's WinFast 755FXK8AA-8EKRS

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Business & Content Creation Winstones

Synthetic benchmarks and games only tell part of the performance story, so we tested the Foxconn WinFast 755FX8KAA-8EKRS in some "real-world" scenarios, as well.  For our first set of real-world tests, we did some benchmarking with PC Magazine's Business Winstone 2004 suite, followed by the more demanding Content Creation Winstone 2004 suite.

Business & Content Creation Winstones
Real-World Application Performance

The PC Magazine Business Winstone 2004 test utilizes the following applications in its benchmark:

  • Microsoft Access 2002
  • Microsoft Excel 2002
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2002
  • Microsoft Outlook 2002
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2002
  • Microsoft Project 2002
  • Microsoft Word 2002
  • Norton Antivirus Professional Edition 2003
  • WinZip 8.1

NVIDIA powered Athlon motherboards have consistently finished ahead of their competition in the Business Winstone 2004 benchmark.  The 755FX8KAA-8EKRS wasn't quite able to catch the NF3 powered boards here, but it did sneak passed the VIA K8T800 Pro based K8T Neo2-FIR.

The PC Magazine Content Creation Winstone 2004 test utilizes the following applications in its benchmark:

  • Adobe Photoshop 7.0.1
  • Adobe Premiere 6.50
  • Macromedia Director MX 9.0
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 6.1
  • Microsoft Windows Media Encoder 9 Version
  • NewTek's LightWave 3D 7.5b
  • Steinberg WaveLab 4.0f

The SiS755FX powered WinFast 755FX8KAA-8EKRS was able to dethrone the nForce 3 based motherboards in the Content Creation 2004 benchmark.  With a final score of 35.9, only .2 points higher than the Editor's Choice winning MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum, the 755FX8KAA-8EKRS didn't dominate, but outpacing an nForce 3 Ultra in either Winstone test is no small feat.

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