ZD Winbech taxes the system with portions of
mainstream applications. Let's see how the
SY-7VMA handles some real-world tests.
Winbench Performance Tests
what to expect.
Winbench scores with the SY-7VMA are great.
"Office" applications are perfectly at
home when running on this board.
also ran Quake 3's built in timedemo, Demo001 at a
low resolution. With a fast video card
installed, at low resolutions your framerate is
limited to the speed of your CPU because the
fillrate of the video card is never reached.
the sake of comparison we also ran this timedemo
using the PM133's integrated S3 Savage
video. The integrated video is fine for
office computing but we do not recommend it for
we were very impressed with the Soyo
SY-7VMA. This motherboard should have a very
broad appeal. Power users should like the
performance of the board and budget shoppers will
like the relatively low price tag (around
$110). The only potential buyers that may be
disappointed are the hardcore overclockers looking
for FSBs in 1MHz. increments. We really
liked the SY-7VMA and give it a HotHardware heat
meter rating of...
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