Asus A7A266-E in the test: The 3rd generation of the ALi MAGiK 1

Asus A7A266-E in the test: The 3rd generation of the ALi MAGiK 1

3DMark 2001

If there is currently a benchmark that repeatedly has to represent the performance of your own computer as the showcase program, then this is certainly it the 3DMark 2001. So far one of the parade disciplines of the KT266A. Can the ALi MAGiK 1 close the enormous gap again?

Asus A7A266-E Benchmarks

In a nutshell: Yes, he can. And for the first time in our benchmark course, the A7A266-E doesn't just act as a gap filler. No, in 640x480 and 800x600 it even pushes the A7V266-E from second place. In the 3DMark 2001, this had the only defeat against the 8KHA +. The rest of the competition, consisting of SiS735, KT266, AMD760 and ALi MAGiK 1, once again played no role in the race for places 1-3.

Unreal Tournament

At first glance it seems the first-person shooter from Epic has long since ceased to be a contemporary benchmark candidate due to its somewhat outdated technology. With the so-called 'UT Bench',A recording of a multiplayer match against a number of bots, however, a hurdle that can hardly be surpassed was created for the CPU and thus also the board and memory, which provides a very clear picture of the mainboard performance, relatively independent of graphics card and Co.

Asus A7A266-E benchmarks

In our review of the A7V266-E, we were amazed at the very poor performance of the 8KHA + compared to the Asus board. The A7A266-E now seems to underline this mishap in Unreal Tournament. Because according to the current 3DMark, he also succeeds in this discipline with a KT266A board, in this case the EPoX 8KHA +, at least in 3/4 of the test settings. Only in 1280x980 is the EPoX still in second place. The A7V266-E seems to play in a league of its own in this benchmark and remains unchallenged.

On the next page: Conclusion A7A266-E