Busines Winstone, Content Creation, &
The first benchmark
we ran was Business Winstone 2001, a benchmark
that tests a systems overall performance when
running 32-bit applications. Lets
take a look and see how it faired...
As you can see, the
AE23 scored an excellent 33.8 and left the DFI
board behind. The AE23 topped the DFI board
by a gain of 25%! That's a pretty nice jump
if you ask me. Now lets move on to the next
benchmark, Content Creation Winstone. This
program benchmarks a systems overall performance
when running intensive graphics based programs
like Adobe Photoshop 5.5 and Macromedia Director
8. With such positive results with Business
Winstone, we were eager to continue...
Once again we found
the AE23 easily handled the task, posting an
impressive score of 37.3. The AE23
motherboard overcame the DFI board, besting it by
an impressive 18%. But let us not forget that all work and no play
makes for a dull day (or something like that).
We know that this board has proven that it is
ready to work, but how about play? Our next
benchmark should put that question to rest.
We ran the venerable Quake 3 Time Demo 001 that has
become such a standard that no explanation should
be necessary. For this test we ran various
resolutions with the the quality set to high.
You have to hand it to
the DFI CS60-EC, it wasn't about to be shut-out of
this one. The two boards both handled the
intensity of Quake 3 quite well. With out a
doubt, using the Shuttle Spacewalker AE23 and a
quality video card will result in a competent
giving the Shuttle Spacewalker AE23 a thorough
inspection and making it run a few laps around the
benchmark track, we feel pretty good about it.
The AE23 is a premium crafted board that is a pleasure to use.
Although some of the bios features were limited,
in our opinion, the boards performance speaks for
itself. Unless you are a hardcore
overclocker, the overall benchmark results were
above average for an i815EP based mother board and
would surely please anyone who is looking for a
solid motherboard to base a system on.
For excellent quality and above average
performance, we give the Shuttle Spacewalker AE23
a Hot Hardware Meter Rating of a...
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