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ECS Elitegroup K7S5A in the test: The inexpensive SiS735 is good for it

ECS Elitegroup K7S5A in the test: The inexpensive SiS735 is good for it

Test system

The basic structure of the test system b Also consists of the 1333MHz fast AMD Athlon CPU, the GeForce 2 Ultra from Inno3d and 256MB DDR RAM from Apacer. One of the two hard drives has changed since the last tests, but they play little or no role in our benchmarks. However, to be on the safe side, both the benchmark programs and the Windows swap file were still on the 'old' disk. The drivers have also remained the same, with the exception of the SiS-specific AGP drivers in version 1.07. A new, official and noticeably faster detonator driver has been on the network for two weeks. However, in order to compare the results of this review with those of the previous one, we again used version 12.41.

Benchmarks

For the benchmarks, we continue to rely on the well-known mix of practical and more theoretical programs. In SiSoft Sandra 2001, memory and chipset had to prove their cooperation. We then took a closer look at the 3D Marks from MadOnion, Quake3, UT, GL Mark how the visible differences ultimately affect 'everyday PC life'. Since even the fastest system in high resolutions reaches its limits and the graphics card is usually the limiting factor, so that the performance of the board and memory takes a back seat, we used the usual high resolutions in every test, as well as settings that ultimately CPU, board and RAM should place the greatest demands on the CPU, board and RAM.

  • DirectX 7.0
    • 3DMark 2000 1.1
    • Unreal Tournament 4.36 (utbench)
  • DirectX 8.0
    • 3DMark 2001
  • OpenGL
    • Quake3Arena 1.17 (Q3bench)
    • Vulpine GL Mark
  • Memory performance
    • SiSoftSandra 2001

On the next page: SiSoft Sandra 2001