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Asus A7M266-D, MSI K7D Master-L and Tyan Tiger MPX in the test: First look at AMD's dual mainboards

Asus A7M266-D, MSI K7D Master-L and Tyan Tiger MPX in the test: First look at AMD's dual mainboards

3DMark2000 v1.1

The somewhat outdated 3DMark2000, optimized for DX7, shows a balanced picture of the three mainboards. No wonder, because the benchmarks are mainly aimed at the graphics card. Here only the data transfer from the CPU to the graphics card comes into play.

3DMark2000 v1.1
Unit: points
    • Asus
      10.084
    • MSI
      10.055
    • Tyan
      10.011

All three mainboards do not show any nakedness here. The mainboards are close together. Another run resulted in different values, but only in the range ofabout 10 points, but the distribution of the places remained the same. The height of the points is generally a little lower here than with a comparable mainboard with only one processor. This is due to the fact that the two processors jointly access a memory and this results in slight delays in data transfer to the graphics card.

3DMark2001SE

The latest benchmark from Madonion, the 3DMark2001SE, is optimized for DX8 and GeForce 4, had to show how the systems stack up against each other.

3DMark2001SE
Unit: points
    • Asus
      7.284
    • MSI
      7.265
    • Tyan
      7.238

As expected, this is the case with the new 3DMark2001 SE same picture as with 3DMark2000. All mainboards are head to head. The small difference here, as in the Madonion 2000 benchmark, is only marginal. If the benchmarks are run several times, the differences are 5 to 10 points more or less.

On the next page: Aquamark

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