Soltek QBIC EQ3501-Pro Barebones PC
Synthetic Testing Part Duex - PCMark04 and 3DMark05
In our next round of tests, we used FutureMark's latest 3DMark05 to isolate and measure CPU performance. This was acheived by running the benchmark's exclusive CPU 1 and CPU 2 tests and recording the overall score. For a frame of reference, we compared the results to that of another 915G based product, an ASUS P5GDC-V Deluxe and will continue to do so for the remainder of the review.
With the CPU test, the EQ3501-Pro fell a bit short when compared to the ASUS board. Here we see the ASUS model lead the test by 244 points. Next we'll focus on a more all-inclusive test to see if this is a common trend or a one time event.
When it comes to assessing overall system performance, FutureMark's PCMark04 fits the bill. This test focuses on the four key components of a system, CPU, Memory, Graphic and Hard Drive. We'll focus on the first three and record the individual results as well as the overall score issued in the end.
Unlike the 3DMark05 test, the Soltek EQ3501-Pro took the top spot, beating the ASUS board by 47 points. The memory performance leaned in favor of the ASUS board, where the scales tip in its favor by 42 points. The graphics performance was a virtual tie, with the Soltek QBIC posting a lead of 2 points overall. In the final wrap up, the total score was in favor of the Soltek QBIC EQ3501-Pro, posting a 22 point lead at 4399 points. While the stats here are very close, the Soltek QBIC EQ3501-Pro is clearly ready to run with the big boys, failing to cave to the impressive ASUS P5GDC-V Deluxe.