Test Setup

 Performance Test Configuration
Processor(s): AMD Athlon 64 4000+ (2.4GHz) Socket 939
RAM: 2 x 512MB OCZ PC3200 Platinum Rev. 2
Hard Drive(s): Seagate 120GB 7200 RPM SATA (8MB Buffer)
Platform and Integrated Video Drivers: NVIDIA nForce 81.26
ATI 5.9 Catalyst
Video Cards: NVIDIA 6100 Integrated
ATI RS480 Integrated
Operating System(s): Windows XP Professional SP2
Direct X 9.0c
Motherboards: BIOSTAR TForce 6100-939 (6100/410)
ATI Grouper Reference Board (RS480)

Tests used OCZ PC3200 Platinum Rev. 2, which uses Samsung TCCD chips. All memory ran at 2-2-2-10 timing in all benchmarks.

Resolution in all benchmarks is 800x600x32 unless otherwise noted. 3DMark03 and 3Dmark05 default to a standardized 1024x768 resolution. In all games, detail was set to minimum or normal to try to provide frame rates that might be playable at 800x600. Game options were set exactly the same for tests on both the Biostar NVIDIA and ATI platforms.

Basic Features: Biostar TForce 6100-939 General Performance & 3D Graphics


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  • Josh7289 - Thursday, September 22, 2005 - link

    ATI is losing...badly.

    Their last hope is R520 and its variants. I can't wait for "real" benchmarks. I really want to see how these new cards compare to Nvidia's...and at what prices.
  • ST - Thursday, September 22, 2005 - link

    Can you get power consumption #'s for the system? These new generation of nvidia integrated graphics seems to make an ideal htpc setup. Speaking of which, CPU utilization with video playback (wmv9,h.264, etc.) would be nice too! :) Reply
  • Sunbird - Thursday, September 22, 2005 - link

    "There is even good news here as NVIDIA mirrors ATI in now giving the user the option to run integrated graphics and a PCIe video card at the same time."

    That makes my heart happy :) What about you guys?
  • formulav8 - Thursday, September 22, 2005 - link

    Looks like the board comes with about all overclocking features. I was wondering why there was no overclocking done with the board or even the gpu if its even possible?

    Or are the overclocking pages there and I just overlooked it??

  • Wesley Fink - Thursday, September 22, 2005 - link

    We will do Overclocking tests on a future 6150/430 board in the future. We did try to use Coolbits to push the 6100 clock of 425 to the 6150's 475. The utility shows the correct GPU clock and a Memory Clock on the shared memory of 0. It appears Coolbits is working, but every frequency setting we tried above 425 failed. Apparently a new GPU OC utility is needed for the integrated graphics. Reply
  • coutch - Thursday, September 22, 2005 - link

    ...that the Northbridge and Southbridge are passively cooled. I hope some manufacturers see the potential for these in Home Theatre PCs and create some models with decent TV-out & SPDIF audio output in a small MicroATX format. Reply
  • MercenaryForHire - Thursday, September 22, 2005 - link

    From the article: http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?...">NVIDIA Announces AMD Integrated Graphics

    Boards are all micro-ATX, and many manufacturers plan living room/convergence boxes that look more like video/hifi components than computers.

    Your wish should be in the process of being granted. :)

    - M4H
  • neogodless - Thursday, September 22, 2005 - link

    How do these integrated chips compare to the budget add-in boards? A lot of Dell desktop systems default to the Radeon X300SE, so that is one such card I'd like to see compared. Reply
  • MercenaryForHire - Thursday, September 22, 2005 - link

    Excellent question.

    Wesley, any chance of spinning some numbers from the http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2427">Xpress 200 vs. GMA 950 article to give some comparasion numbers? I'm sure many people are interested to see where the 6100 stands with respect to the 6200TC lineup.

    - M4H
  • Wesley Fink - Thursday, September 22, 2005 - link

    There are useful benchmarks for the GMA950, ATI X200, and 6200 at the same 800x600 resolution in our review at http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2427">http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2427. While we agree comparison to the X300 would be useful, we thought you'd appreciate access to the first benchmarks from a retail GeForce 6100 board. We got the board yesterday afternoon and had a review up this morning.

    We will be doing further testing and comparisons as we receive 6100/6150 boards and systems based on these chipsets.

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