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-PR2/200 ALR & Intel Pentium MMX - 200
BIOS Revision: Revision 1.5 BIOS - July.02.1997
RAM: 2 - 32MB 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
Cooling Configuration: Enlight 7230 Mid Tower ATX Case
Megatrends Technologies Active Peltier Cooler
Secondary 4" Brushless Case Fan

 

Windows 95 Performance of the AOpen AX5T

CPU Business Winstone 97 Business Graphics Winmark 97
AMD K6-PR2/200 52.4 100
AMD K6-PR2/208 56.2 111
AMD K6-PR2/225 56.2 112
Intel Pentium MMX - 200 51.2 99
Intel Pentium MMX - 208 55.0 111
Intel Pentium MMX - 225 54.8 111

 

Disk Performance of the AOpen AX5T

CPU Business Disk Winmark 97 High End Disk Winmark 97
AMD K6-PR2/200 2630 4920
AMD K6-PR2/208 2950 5110
AMD K6-PR2/225 2660 5410
Intel Pentium MMX - 200 2520 5010
Intel Pentium MMX - 208 2680 5065
Intel Pentium MMX - 225 2680 5080

The AOpen AX5T is a very solid performer in all categories, it is on par with most other TX based motherboards, with its reliability and stability as its main positive points.

 


The Final Decision

Many people have been looking forward to this review, so here it is...the AX5T is a great performer, with rock solid stability, and manufacturing quality most people can only dream of. If you're in the market for TX based motherboard, consider the AOpen AX5T (or the AP5T if you desire an AT form factor)

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