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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

Sysmark2002

Now to Benchmarks that simulate working with known applications. Here the Sysmark2002, which symbolizes the daily work with common applications. These include Macromedia Dremweaver 4.0 and Flash v5, Adobe Photoshop 6 and Premiere 6, the Microsoft Office package, Winzip 8 or Netscape Communicator 6, to name just a few.

Sysmark2002
Unit: points
  • Rating:
    • Asus
      185
    • MSI
      183
    • Tyan
      178
  • Internet Content Creation:
    • Asus
      240
    • MSI
      238
    • Tyan
      230
  • Office Productivity:
    • Asus
      143
    • MSI
      140
    • Tyan
      137

But as was to be expected, all mainboards are laid out the same way. It must be said, however, that not all applications fully utilize the two processors. Unfortunately, the benchmark cannot reproduce comfortable work with the dual processor boards.

Cinebench2000

The second application benchmark, Cinebench2000 from Maxon, is based on the rendering and animation program Cinema 4D XL. This benchmark is divided into three parts and allows the processor to render different scenes with and without support of the graphics card (OpenGL).

Cinebench 2000
Unit: Points
  • Shading:
    • Asus
      16, 40
    • MSI
      16,03
    • Tyan
      16,00
  • Shading (OGL):
    • Asus
      29.60
    • MSI
      28,57
    • Tyan
      28.20
  • Raytracing (1 CPU):
    • Asus
      23,60
    • MSI
      23,11
    • Tyan
      23,10
  • Raytracing (2 CPUs):
  • Tyan
    38,10
  • Asus
    37,80
  • MSI
    36,80

The same picture emerges here once again. All three mainboards are almost on par. Only with ray tracing with 2 CPUs can the Tyan move up to first place with 0.3 points.

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