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ECS K7S6A with SiS745 in the test: The successor to the SiS735 is here

ECS K7S6A with SiS745 in the test: The successor to the SiS735 is here

Quake3Arena

That Quake3Arena goes to one of the most memory-aggressive games ever local, was recently shown by our Pentium 4 vs Athlon XP review. The Intel CPU was only able to push itself in front of the AMD processor with a whopping 50 frames by using Rambus. The DDR333 of the K7S6A, which is running on the back burner, should get into real trouble here.

The SiS745 on ECS K7S6A benchmarks

To be honest, we didn't really want to believe the result at first. 55 frames with DDR333 and almost 40 FPS behind with DDR266. But Quake3Arena seems to mercilessly uncover possible 'residues' in the memory management. Thus, neither the slowly deployable Apacer DDR333 nor the DDR266 that does not run with 'CL2' has a chance against the mercilessly optimized KT266A running on 'Ultra Settings' or the nForce.

TheSiS745 on ECS K7S6A benchmarks

Since 800x600 is not a major hurdle for the GeForce2 Ultra, the differences are extremely large here too. The order remains the same.

The SiS745 on ECS K7S6A benchmarks

The K7S6A still lags behind by 13FPS or 7.4% despite the relatively fast-paced DDR266. With another 10 frames less, the slow clocked DDR333 pays its tribute to Quake3.

The SiS745 on ECS K7S6A benchmarks

In 1600x1200, the differences are ultimately hardly recognizable , the K7S6A even takes the lead here. The graphics card works at its limit in these dimensions and can no longer implement the higher performance of the remaining components.

GLMark v1.1

The second OpenGL hurdle continues to be the GLMark from Vulpine. Both boards had to measure each other again in a graphically demanding and in an extremely slimmed-down config.

The SiS745 on ECS K7S6A benchmarks

The result in 1024x768 @ 32Bit seems slowly but surely like old hat. However, here, too, a clear ranking crystallizes, which we do not want to dismiss as simply as inaccuracy due to the very constant measurement results in GLMark. Even if the decimal point is where KT266A and nForce are at the top, the K7S6A with 512MB DDR266 and fast timings is just ahead of the variant with 256MB. The board with DDR333 seems 'broken'.

The SiS745 on ECS K7S6A benchmarks

In 640x480 @ 16Bit and a few details shows up in the end an identical picture. The DDR333 RAM has to let its 'little brother' DDR266 go by 5%. 8KHA + and A7N266-C come first.

On the next page: 3DMark 2000

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