Tyan S2662 Trinity i7205 Motherboard Review

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Tyan S2662 Trinity i7205
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By, Chris Angelini
February 24th, 2003



Quake 3 and Comanche 4
OpenGL and Direct 3D Gaming Performance

Again, it's difficult to discern an overall victor based on scattered results.  The P4G8X takes a narrow win over the P4PE, followed by Intel's own i845PE solution and finally the Tyan "Granite Bay" board.  The apparent conclusion?  A gaming board the Trinity i7205 is not.


The Comanche demo, which serves as a platform test here, yields similar results.  Both ASUS boards take notable leads, followed by the Intel and then the Tyan board.  We saw that the board is able to achieve acceptable memory bandwidth scores in Sandra 2003, so Tyan must be using conservative timings elsewhere, slowing things down a bit relative to competing products.

3D Mark 2001 SE v.330
Synthetic DirectX 8 Gaming Performance

Run at the default resolution of 1024x768, 3D Mark 2001 SE is less of a platform test than the other gaming environments, but tells the same tale we've been hearing for a couple of pages now.  Mainly, if you are looking to garner top performance, you'll want to opt for a board aimed more directly at the enthusiast.  Or, you can take a negligible step down to the i845PE chipset and save a lot of money.  Quite frankly, the performance difference between Intel's E7205 workstation chipset and the enthusiast i845PE chipset is nonexistent in real-world usage.


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