Creation Winstone 2001 taxes the system more
with applications like Adobe Photoshop 5.5,
Macromedia Director 8.0 and Sonic Foundry Sound
Forge. Let's see how the ASL3 does under the
Content Creation Winstone Performance Tests
the Abit SA6R and the MSI MS-6337,
Transcend's ASL3 does not disappoint
marks are even closer on this playing field with
all contenders coming in at almost virtually the
same level. In fact, the variance shown here
is within this specific test's margin of error.
finish the job with a quick Quake 3 frame rate
score at low resolution.
pretty much the same story here as was
expected. With less than a 2% difference in
frame rate. At higher resolutions the
performance was identical.
with the performance of the ASL3 on par with most
leading i815E boards, we are left with the
question, on what basis do we judge the total
most top quality i815E boards from major name
manufacturers, performance in the field is within
about 5% of each other. As a result, we are
compelled to pass judgment based almost soley on
features, stability, quality, overclocking
capabilities and cost. We have seen the ASL3
listing at about $130 with some on line vendors (Fry's
carries them fairly regularly, for those of
you that need to inspect your PC gear personally
first) and so on this level versus others at $150+, it is
an excellent buy. Furthermore, stability
with this board is second to none that we have
tested thus far and there have been many.
this full featured i815E board also has a bit of
"maverick" under the hood with its ample
FSB selections and voltage tweaks. It
clearly will overclock your processor, should you
choose to do so, along with the best of the
field. There were no real drawbacks with
this board with the minor exception that you need
to make sure you obtain revision 1.04 or later, of
give the Transcend
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