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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

Sandra2002 Pro

Come We now turn to the benchmarks, which should show the computing power of the mainboards. We start with the popular Sandra benchmark, in the current 2002 Pro version from SiSoftware.

Sandra2002 Pro - CPU - ALU
Unit: MIPS
  • Dhrystone ALU:
    • Asus
      9.280
    • MSI
      9.221
    • Tyan
      9.202
Sandra2002 Pro - CPU - FPU
Unit: MFLOPS
  • Whetstone FPU:
    • Asus
      4,640
    • MSI
      4.605
    • Tyan
      4,594

In the The mainboards are very close to one another when calculating whole numbers and when calculating with floating point numbers. The small difference between the values ​​is less than one percent. However, you can see a tendency here in which the ranking already seems to be predetermined. The Asus is ahead of the MSI and the Tyan.

Sandra2002 Pro - Multi-Media
  • Integer aEMMX/aSSE:
    • Asus
      18.253
    • MSI
      18.114
    • Tyan
      18.082
  • Floating point aEMMX/aSSE:
    • Asus
      21.500
    • MSI
      21.333
    • Tyan
      21.223

The same picture in the multi-media part of the Sandra benchmark. Here, too, the differences are below a percentage.

Sandra2002 Pro - Memory
  • RAM Int Buffered aEMMX/aSSE:
    • MSI
      1.785
    • Asus
      1.606
    • Tyan
      1.557
  • RAM Float Buffered aEMMX/aSSE:
    • Asus
      1.601
    • MSI
      1.567
    • Tyan
      1,536

There was a small change in the memory benchmark for determining the data transfer rate between the CPU and the memory. The MSI is slightly ahead here, and the difference remained even after repeating the test several times.

PCMark2002

The PCMark 2002 from Madonion is a relatively new benchmark that measures the performance of the the entire system. A series of tests mainly stress the processors and the RAM. The hard disk is also checked for its performance. However, we do not publish the individual partial results here. Thus, PCMark2002 only gives us a score for processor performance, working memory and access to the hard disk.

PCMark2002
unit : Points
  • CPU:
    • Asus
      4.811
    • MSI
      4.786
    • Tyan
      4,771
  • Memory :
    • Asus
      2.735
    • MSI
      2.711
    • Tyan
      2,672
  • HDD:
    • Asus
      821
    • Tyan
      810
    • MSI
      801

But even here we couldn't notice significant changes. All three mainboards are practically on par in this benchmark as well. The Asus ahead of the MSI and the Tyan.

Chip Benchmark32

The Benchmark32 from Chip shows the load with a certain number of tasks to be performed at the same time. We have focused on the representation hereone, two and five simultaneous threads limited.

CHIP Benchmark 32 - INT
Unit: MIPS
  • Peak values ​​- 1 thread:
    • Asus
      2.586
    • Tyan
      2.559
    • MSI
      2.552
  • peak values ​​- 2 threads:
    • Asus
      3.891
    • MSI
      3.700
    • Tyan
      2.967
  • Peak values ​​- 5 threads:
    • Tyan
      2.867
    • Asus
      2.865
    • MSI
      2.690

When calculating a task with ga The mainboards are still on par with some numbers. But already with two tasks, which now address both processors, it looks completely different. While the Asus and the MSI are still close to each other, the Tyan motherboard falls behind drastically. The difference remains the same even after running the benchmark three times three times. Interestingly, the Tyan picks itself up again with five tasks to be completed at the same time and is now even at the top. But still on the same level with the other two boards.

CHIP Benchmark 32 - FPU
Unit: MFLOPS
  • Peak values ​​- 1 thread:
    • Asus
      11.121
    • MSI
      10.931
    • Tyan
      10.914
  • Peak values ​​- 2 threads:
    • Asus
      21.642
    • Tyan
      21.614
    • MSI
      21.460
  • Peak values ​​- 5 threads:
    • Asus
      20,989
    • MSI
      20,615
    • Tyan
      20.277

The results of the floating point calculations of the test provide the same picture as already known from the previous benchmarks. All three mainboards are almost equally fast.

CHIP Benchmark 32 - Memory
  • Peak values ​​- 1 thread:
    • Tyan
      100.000
    • MSI
      100.000
    • Asus
      100.000
  • Peak values ​​- 2 threads:
    • Tyan
      100.000
    • MSI
      100.000
    • Asus
      100,000
  • Peak values ​​- 5 Threads:
    • Tyan
      100.000
    • MSI
      100,000
    • Asus
      100.000

Be In the data transfer test between the CPU and the main memory, the third part of the chip benchmark shows a different picture. While with one thread everyone is still close together in the usual way, it looks completely different with two and five threads. First and foremost: the Asus. But the MSI now has second place in both testsswapped with Tyan. There is a good six percent difference between the candidates. That is enormous if you consider the short intervals between the previous test.

On the next page: Sysmark2002

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