FIC PA-2011 VP2 Socket-7 Boardby Anand Lal Shimpi on October 12, 1997 7:50 PM EST
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This little addition to my review layout was put in here just so you all can have an idea of what brand of SDRAM I recommend and have tested with the board, just to avoid problems in the future if you decide to purchase the board.
Recommended SDRAM: Advanced Megatrends SDRAM,
Corsair SDRAM, SmarTech SDRAM
SDRAM Tested: 2 x 32MB Advanced Megatrends SDRAM DIMMs, 2 x 32MB Corsair SDRAM DIMMs
Manufacturer: Advanced Megatrends
Purchase Web-Site: http://www.megacom.com
Purchase Web-Site: http://www.nf-ny.com/nfny/comp.html
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.
|Processor(s):||AMD K6-233 ANR & Intel Pentium MMX - 233 & Cyrix 6x86MX-PR2/200|
|RAM:||2 - 32MB Advanced Megatrends SDRAM DIMMs 2- 32MB Corsair SDRAM DIMMs|
|Hard Drive(s):||Western Digital Caviar AC21600H|
|Video Card:||Matrox Millennium (2MB WRAM)|
|Busmaster EIDE Drivers:||VIA 2.03|
|Video Card Drivers:||MGA Millennium 4.03.00.3410|
|OS:||Windows 95 Service Release 2|
2 Case Fans
Generic OEM Mid Tower Case
Windows 95 Performance of the FIC PA-2011
|CPU||Business Winstone 97|
|Intel Pentium MMX - 200||43.9|
|Intel Pentium MMX - 225||49.0|
|Intel Pentium MMX - 233||48.1|
|Cyrix 6x86MX-PR2/200 (166/66)||50.0|
Here I was quite disappointed with the PA-2011, even with the bus mastering drivers installed I couldn't top the performance of the PA-2007. The best overall performer with this board is still the 6x86MX however.
I personally recommend the PA-2007 over this, however, if you absolutely must have a VP2 based motherboard in an ATX form factor give the PA-2011 some consideration.