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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

Quake3Arena 1.17

The sometimes quite remarkable results of the theoret ical benchmark programs should now also be put to the test for the first time in practice, in Quake3Arena. In the last reviews, the ranking from SiSoft Sandra was mostly continued.

ECS Elitegroup K7S5A Benchmarks
ECS Elitegroup K7S5A Benchmarks
ECS Elitegroup K7S5A Benchmarks

In 1024x768 the fill rate limited graphics card slowly reaches its limits, so that at least in the 'Max' and 'High 'Config so far there has been a tie between the boards. The graphics card was no longer able to convert the theoretical additional performance into frames. This time a different picture. In the 'normal' config, the board with the SiS735 chip is right on top, but in the more demanding configs, the K7S5A manages to tickle 1-2 additional frames from the GeForce for the first time despite having its own drivers and ultimately an identical system environment.

ECS Elitegroup K7S5A Benchmarks

Well, at some point it's over. The well-known picture. In 1280x1024 the graphics card hopelessly hits the brakes, all boards and chipsets are on the same footing. At the same time, a hint to owners of correspondingly faster systems: Those who love high releases don't need to worry about speed when buying. There it is not the mainboard that decides, but the graphics card about more or fewer frames.

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