The Test

In recent times, choosing a motherboard cannot be completely determined by a Winstone score. Now, many boards come within one Winstone point of each other and therefore the need to benchmark boards against each other falls. Therefore you shouldn't base your decision entirely on the benchmarks you see here, but also on the technical features and advantages of this particular board, seeing as that will probably make the greatest difference in your overall experience.

Test Configuration

Processor(s): AMD K6/233 ANR & Intel Pentium MMX 233 & Cyrix 6x86MX-PR2/200
RAM: 1 - 64MB Advanced Megatrends SDRAM DIMMs
Hard Drive(s): Western Digital Caviar AC21600H
Video Card: Matrox Millennium (2MB WRAM)
Busmaster EIDE Drivers: Intel v3.01
Video Card Drivers: MGA Millennium 4.03.00.3410
OS: Windows 95 Service Release 2

 

Windows 95 Performance of the HOT-579
CPU Business Winstone 97 Business Graphics Winmark 98

AMD K6/233

54.7

106

AMD K6/250

59.1

121

Cyrix 6x86MX-PR2/200 (166/66)

55.2

113

Intel Pentium MMX - 233

52.6

101

Intel Pentium MMX - 250

55.6

118

Intel Pentium MMX - 262.5

Failed

Failed

Intel Pentium MMX - 291.5

Failed

Failed

 

Windows 95 Performance of the HOT-579
CPU Business Winstone 98 Business Disk Winmark 98

AMD K6/233

17.1

836

AMD K6/250

18.7

Not Run

Cyrix 6x86MX-PR2/200 (166/66)

16.9

876

Intel Pentium MMX - 233

16.6

841

Intel Pentium MMX - 250

Failed

Not Run

Intel Pentium MMX - 262.5

Failed

Not Run

Intel Pentium MMX - 291.5

Failed

Not Run

 


The Final Decision

Miss the Shuttle HOT-603?  Consider the Shuttle HOT-579 a HOT-603 with a few well disserved improvements, Shuttle seems to be on a roll with improving on already great designs, the HOT-579 is an example of that.  

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