EPoX 8KHA + with KT266A in the test: A mainboard like no other
- 1 Preface
- The chipset: VIA KT266A
- 2 Scope of delivery
- 3 Equipment
- 4 Test system
- 9 Conclusion EPoX 8KHA +
- Conclusion KT266A
Quake3Arena continues to be one of the most important benchmark programs in our test course. On the one hand, more and more games are based on the graphics engine, which is still quite up-to-date today, on the other hand, the results are extremely meaningful and very constant in the test runs.
'That puts everything in the shade', was the first sentence that crossed our minds while testing ghosted. In the lowest resolution, the Inno3D is able to put the enormous lead of the KT266A into practice without major problems. The 8KHA + dominated the entire competition with a 7% lead and shows how much the memory throughput can have an effect on performance, especially in Quake3Arena.
The usual picture.With the 'normal' config, there is again a lead of almost 12 frames over the 8KHA +, and the graphics card does the math. The two higher CFGs already demand a little more from the GeForce2 Ultra. Nonetheless: 6-7 frames more power is still a lot of wood.
Again the 'normal' config leaves the GeForce quite cold, with 10 frames more the lead is again quite a clear 5.5%. But the other configs give you food for thought for the first time. You show one more time. No matter how fast a graphics card is, and in Q3 the Ultra is certainly one of the top models, it cannot tickle any extra performance from a board, no matter how fast, from a certain graphics load.
That just mentioned again in colored and white. Graphics fetishists, at least in Quake3 and related games, don't care which circuit board is working in the computer. In the end, only the performance of the graphics card is decisive.
On the next page: Vulpine GL Mark