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
Vulpine GL Mark
As the second representative of the OpenGL faction, we once again selected the GL Mark from the Home Vulpine. In some cases, we were able to observe a position swap in the speed charts in the past tests.
The default run of the GL Mark has repeatedly proven to be particularly tough for the GeForce2 Ultra in previous tests, differences were hardly noticeable in the performance of the boards. And this time, too, the difference seems only marginal. Nonetheless, the 8KHA + is a meager 0.2 frames/s ahead. Lowering the color depth and resolution, on the other hand, not only relieved the graphics card, but also made use of the board reserves. While the boards of the last reviews are more or less close together, the 8KHA + clearly stands out with 3.8%.
Compared to our previous test, we have theThe flood of benchmarks in 3DMark 2000 slowed down a bit. The program scales very well in almost any resolution with the performance of the mainboard, so that we have now focused exclusively on the performance in the Default Run.
The 3DMark doesn't give us a big surprise. With approx. 3%, the EPoX 8KHA + pushes the previous top runner SiS735 from the throne.
3DMark 2000 CPU Mark
Part of the 3DMark 2000 is the so-called CPU mark, the should only determine the theoretical performance of the CPU. Of course, memory access via the chipset also plays an important role here.
Even in the last test, the boards with KT266 were able to take the lead here, albeit by a narrow margin, and so the KT266A's extremely good performance should not come as a surprise. At almost 4%, the lead is relatively clear.
On the next page: 3DMark 2001