ECS K7S6A with SiS745 in the test: The successor to the SiS735 is here
- 1 Preface
- The chipset: SiS745
- Sense or nonsense: DDR333?
- 2 Scope of delivery and documentation
- 3 Equipment
- 4 Stability
- 5 Test system
- The agony of RAM choice
- 10 Conclusion K7S6A
Even if it is quite old, the 3D Mark 2000 from MadOnio n.com continues to be a very meaningful benchmark for mainboards. Since the tests used do not represent a real hurdle for the GeForce2 Ultra in the default run, the CPU, RAM and chipset can really let off steam. The test run in 640x480 goes one better.
Even the 'Default Run' with a resolution of 1024x768, where actually the graphics card should become a system brake, mercilessly puts the poor performance of the K7S6A with our DDR333 in a bad light. The board lacks 7% thanks to slow timings to the top of the 8KHA + (KT266A) and A7N266-C (nForce 415). With 256MB and 512MB DDR266 and fast timings, there is still a good bit (4%) missing to the top, but the performance is clearly ahead of the internal oneCompetition.
In 640x480 in the end the same picture. However, the KT266A and nForce can expand their lead to 11%.
A popular component of the 3D Mark 2000 is the CPU Mark. In this discipline, the processor has to calculate two game scenes without much help from the graphics card. The performance of the mainboard and memory plays an exceptionally large role here.
Here, too, the usual picture awaits us. KT266A and nForce make up the top among themselves. The K7S6A with DDR266 is clearly behind with 256MB and 512MB with 5%. Again the 'avoidably fastest variant' with DDR333 is clearly behind. The board has to let the nForce pull 45 points.
On the next page: 3DMark 2001