Fragging it up...
When it comes to OpenGL, there
is no benchmark more widely accepted than Quake 3. So
we loaded up the Time Demo 001 at the Fastest setting and
let it ride at both default clock speed and overclocked.
When it comes to the default bus
speed, the AE25R put up FPS consistent with other "Tualatin"
based boards we've tested recently. However, once we
kicked the system into overdrive, the AE25R really shined.
With the BUS speed set at 160MHz., we were CPU limited at an
excellent 204 FPS, a gain of over 21%. I don't think
any of us in our right mind could say anything negative
about a 21% gain in performance.
Now let's move on to some
Sandra 2001 se
Some Low Level
Now we'll run Sandra to see how
the AE25R with the "Tualatin" installed compares to some
other popular systems...
Once again it is a familiar
sight, the AE25R with the "Tualatin" processor has some
impressive numbers. At the default CPU speed, the CPU
and Multimedia benchmarks were almost identical to an Athlon
of the same speed. Once we turned it up to 1.44GHz.,
the AE25R left everything in the dust including a Pentium 4
@ 1.6GHz. RAM performance was very good for SDRAM, especially
when overclocked, and the R.A.I.D. array was consistent with
From what we've seen in the past and present, there is no
denying the performance benefits of the Intel "Tualatin"
processor. Review after review we've seen motherboards
from various manufacturers put up impressive scores across
the board. Shuttle has taken things a step further
with the AE25R by
adding the additional boost of R.A.I.D. With our test system
configured for striping, the AE25R not only showed excellent
performance scores, the system was much snappier and more
responsive, with application load-times reduced
The people at Shuttle have put
together an excellent product with the release of the AE25R.
The quality and design of the board is quite good, with an
excellent balance between value and features. Whether
looking to upgrade an existing workstation or build a
quality gaming system with good overclockability, the AE25R
is a wise choice at around $90. We give the AE25R a
Hot Hardware Meter Rating of an...8
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