Asus A7V266-E in the test: VIA KT266A part two
There in the last few weeks If the benchmark suitability of the SiSoft Sandra tool has often been questioned, we want to clear up any doubts about our measurements in advance. It is true that new versions of the software and the measured values achieved in them cannot always be linked one hundred percent to their predecessors. For this very reason we continue to benchmark with the version with which we once carried out the first mainboard test.
Highly motivated through We also let the A7V266-E run through the memory benchmark as a first step with the values of the EPoX 8KHA + that are still well remembered. In this one-sided and purely theoretical test, the KT266A had already proven how much potential there is in its modified memory controller. The Asus board did not disappoint us and was able to outperform the 8KHA + in terms of both ALU and FPU performance by 0.5 and 4 percent, respectively. The first step to defend the A7V266-E's title againSo a competitor was done ?!
As in every review, we started tweaking the chipset this time and wanted to get the most out of our Apacer Ram bar. The setting options in the BIOS of the A7V266-E turned out not to be as productive as those of the EPoX 8KHA +.
Although the result we achieved should not be weighted too much due to its dependency on the RAM module, it does show that At least with our configuration, the 8KHA + has the edge in terms of tuning. The extent to which these settings can still be run on other computers is a question here. Precisely for this reason, we decided at the beginning of our mainboard test series to run each board with moderate, albeit (as far as possible) identical settings in order to enable the performance we documented on standard systems and to make them reproducible .
In order to test the knowledge gained in Sandra for their suitability for everyday use, we have included the widespread packer WinACE as a benchmark in our test since a few reviews. The test candidates have to deal with a wild mix of bitmaps, documents, HTML files and already compressed MP3 files. A total of 359MB needs to be compressed in the shortest possible time.
The A7V266-E needed 27 seconds less than its direct competitor EPoX 8KHA +, which at the time already duped the predecessor KT266. The lead of 4% shown in SiSoft Sandra is clearly reflected hereand shows that the perhaps not-so-impressive performance of the 8KHA + could be topped by a whole corner.
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