Tower ATX Case w/ 300W PS, Pentium III 533B
overclocked to 600MHz with an FSB of 150MHz..
(supplied by Outside
Gigabyte GA-6CX i820 Motherboard,
128MB of 800MHz (400 DDR) Techworks
RDRAM, WD Expert AC418000 7200 RPM ATA66 Hard
Drive, Gigabyte GA-MG400, Win 98SE,
DirectX 7, Gigabyte GA-MG400 Drivers Matrox
(continued) - The GA-6CX i820
i820 cranks it up a notch
let's look at the CPU efficiencies of the i820
chipset as well as another measure of memory
bandwidth performance. The Sandra benchmarks
take into consideration CPU cache speed as well in
performance is shown for sure here although
nothing too earth shattering. Both CPU and
Memory Bandwidth numbers in the Sandra benchmark,
reflect the very high end of what a BX chipset
board would yield.
were very pleased to see the following performance
from the on board 82801AA UDMA66 EIDE
controller. These are the best numbers to
date that we have yielded on this particular CPU
and Hard Drive Combination that we used.
III 600B Vrs. AMD Athlon 600
let's take a look at real world application
performance with Winbench 99. This is the
new version 1.1. You will see a difference
here in the CPU and FPU numbers versus other
Winbench tests we have done in the past.
Winbench has migrated to CPUMark99 and FPU Winmark
scores, on a different scale than the previous 1.0
version of the test. We will use this
version for all tests moving forward in 2000.
pitted the P3-600B/RAMBUS/GA-6CX-i820 combo
against an Athlon 600/PC133/AMD756 set up.
We used the same Hard Drive in both test systems.
impressive scores in the CPU/FPU tests were
garnered by the Athlon. However, the P3-600B
with RAMBUS and GA-6CX team kicked serious Athlon
butt in the hard drive performance tests. We
will be getting in a Coppermine/Slotket setup very
soon and will update this benchmark with Intel's
latest offering. Something tells me that AMD
will lose the CPU leadership position it has here
told, Gigabyte really packs a lot of value into
this Motherboard/Graphics Card combo. We
haven't seen a US retail price on this deal yet
but we were told that Gigabyte will be targeting
the any bundle with their "BIOS On
Motherboard" driven graphics cards,
We elected to rate each of these products on its
own merits individually.
Gigabyte GA-6CX - i820 Motherboard
leading edge performance and stability with latest
in motherboard technology!
Gigabyte GA-MG400 - G400 16MB Graphics Card
quality only a driver release away from classic