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nForce 2 and KT400 in a duel: Asus A7N8X Deluxe against EPoX 8RDA + and EP-8K9A2 +

nForce 2 and KT400 in a duel: Asus A7N8X Deluxe against EPoX 8RDA + and EP-8K9A2 +

PCMark 2002

  • PCMark 2002 is a comparatively new benchmark that, as the name suggests, measures the overall system performance was developed. To do this, he carries out a series of tests that primarily demand the processor and the RAM. The hard disk is also checked for its performance. However, we have decided not to publish the partial result. Thus, PCMark 2002 only gives us a score for processor performance and memory.
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PCMark 2002
Unit: points
  • CPU Result ::
    • EPoX 8RDA + (nForce 2) DDR333
      6.381
    • Asus A7N8X (nForce 2) DDR333
      6.381
    • EPoX 8K9A2 + (KT400) DDR333
      6.208
  • RAM Result ::
    • EPoX 8RDA + (nForce 2) DDR333
      4.876
    • Asus A7N8X (nForce 2) DDR333
      4,853
    • EPoX 8K9A2 + (KT400) DDR333
      4.641

As in the past, the result from Sandra seems to be transferred relatively clearly to everyday practice. While the two nForce 2 boards don't really achieve different results, the KT400 again only comes in 3rd place. The board lacks 2.7% or 5% of power for a place in the sun.

WinACE 2.11

  • In addition to the probably most popular pack format * .zip, the * .ace format will certainly be the most popular. It is created primarily by the graphically clear and quite nimble packer WinACE. In addition to the performance of the hard disk, the processing power of the CPU and again the interaction between memory and CPU play an important role when encoding a packed file. In our test, it is important to compress a wave file (200MB) with WinACE 2.11 at the maximum compression level.
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WinACE 2.11
Unit: minutes, seconds
    • Asus A7N8X (nForce 2) DDR333
      3:09
    • EPoX 8RDA + (nForce 2) DDR333
      3:11
    • EPoX 8K9A2 + (KT400) DDR333
      3: 27

In the past, WinACE could often record the largest discrepancies within our benchmark course and this time too, the opinions seem to be divided. For the first time, the Asus board can move a good two seconds in front of the 8RDA + candidate from EPoX and the KT400 is even 10% behind the fastest test subject. This can be noticeable with larger compression tasks. The nForce 2 particularly benefits from the good latency times.

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