We'll try to
cover the bases here but be concise. We didn't have any great
surprises either way with any of the benchmarks. Just pure rock
solid performance from the SY-6BA+IV.
is the last Wintune 98 Benchmark you will see here at Hot Hardware.
It is getting old an out dated, not to mention the fact the it is
now 1999! However, it is still a relatively stable platform for
benchmarking and a good basis for comparison vrs. the BE6.
Intel Pentium III@557 MHz
Millenium G400MAX 32MB
OpenGL benchmarks are slightly skewed due to the fact that we have
Matrox's new TurboGL Drivers installed now. However, the video is
not what is important. For these tests, key in on the CPU numbers
and the Drive Performance number. These are the two areas of main
concern since graphics performance will vary from video card to
video card. The drive performance numbers are very comparable since
we use the WD Drive as a base system drive for all of our
motherboard tests now. In short, the SY-6BA+IV is smack-dab right on
par with the Abit BE6 in both CPU numbers and drive throughput. Some
numbers are slightly higher and some slightly lower but all in all,
there is no real significant difference.
Note: Soyo has since released the next revision of the HighPoint
Technologies DMA66 BIOS which is embedded in the Motherboard BIOS.
Word around the net is that the new version yields a 25-30%
performance increase. This is a general release of course and will
be available to other motherboard manufacturers who have designed
with the same HighPoint chipset.