ECS Elitegroup K7S5A in the test: The inexpensive SiS735 is good for it
- 1 Preface
- The chipset: SiS735
- 2 The Southbridge
- 3 Scope of delivery
- 4 Equipment
- 5 Test system
- Unreal Tournament
- 10 Conclusion ECS Elitegroup K7S5A
- Conclusion SiS735
The 'successor benchmark' from MadOnion. Relatively clearly designed for graphics cards with an NVidia chip and therefore often criticized. In our mainboard tests, however, rather irrelevant. However, the requirements for the graphics card are also generally higher, so that differences in the chipsets are only marginal, if at all.
The 3DMark 2001 behaves the same in almost every resolution, despite its rather high demands on the graphics card. Big differences in performance cannot be documented, the GeForce2 also sets the pace here for the most part. Despite all this, the K7S5A again secured the top in the 'Default Run'. In the other resolutions, the values achieved are in the midfield. However, the differences are extremely small and fall within the scope of the measurement inaccuracy.
The extremely popular 'utbench' was used as the last graphics benchmark. Unreal Tournament already sets exceptionally high demands on CPU, board and RAM. The 'utbench' (demo file of a game against bots) tops this again, the graphics card hardly plays a role.
UT, the last test and one last time the ECS Board was able to prove its skills. It does not come close to the extremely good performance of the EPoX 8K7A + with AMD760. Except for the highest resolution, however, it can clearly take second place.
On the next page: Conclusion ECS Elitegroup K7S5A