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
Up to now, 3DMark 2001 has presented itself to us in almost every resolution as extremely graphics card-heavy, big differences between the boards ware n hardly observable. But this time the picture should change completely.
Variety? Here, too, negative. The KT266A of the 8KHA + dominates all of the closely packed competition. The 4266 points of the default run were only possible with our 8KHA by overclocking the Athlon to 1466 MHz and slightly overclocking the graphics card. Perhaps a good example of the potential of the complete system awakened by the KT266A. The lead in this discipline is 3-5%.
The extremely popular 'utbench' was used as the last graphics benchmark. Even Unreal Tournament places exceptionally high demands on CPU, board and RAM. The 'utbench' (demo file of a game against bots) tops this again, theGraphics card hardly plays a role.
The UTBench was previously one of the hurdles in which the lag between the old KT266 and the AMD760 became quite clear. The KT266A now not only approaches the competition, it also outperforms them here with a 1-2% lead.
On the next page: Conclusion EPoX 8KHA +