VIA's K8T900 Chipset
Kribibench v1.1 and Cinebench 2003
Next up, we ran the Kribibench rendering benchmark produced by the folks at Adept Development. Kribibench is an SSE aware software renderer. A 3D model is rendered and animated by the host CPU, and the average frame rate is reported. We used two of the included models with this benchmark: an "Exploded Sponge" model consisting of over 19.2 million polygons and then its enormous "Ultra" model that is comprised of over 16 billion polygons.
In the Sponge Explode test, the test bed built on the K8T900 reference board was the top performer by 1.3% at 2.24 FPS while the Ultra Model test had the two test beds tied at .62.
Our next test was with Cinebench 2003. This test is a multithreaded application, however, since the Athlon 64 3700+ is a single core CPU, only single-thread testing was completed.
With Cinebench 2003, the VIA K8T900 test system reached a slightly higher result over the nForce 4 SLI comparison system. Peaking at 85.3, the K8T900 lead the competitor board by just over 1%.