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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  • erwos - Thursday, September 22, 2005 - link

    I'd also like to see some comparison of the 6150 to the 64-bit, 128mb DDR Sideport (dedicated RAM) variant of the Xpress 200. From what I've seen here, it would appear to be faster than the 6100 (about 100 3dMarks faster), but I've got no idea about the 6150. Judging from clockspeed alone, my guess is that they'd be running neck and neck.

    -Erwos
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  • Calin - Monday, September 26, 2005 - link

    I'd like too - but let's just make tests only with the boards that will (hopefully) be easy to find and at a lower price point. I don't think XPress200 plus DDR Sideport would be cheaper than a normal board and cheap video card, and I'm sure their availability won't be too great either.

    Anyway, those 6150 - I want one :p
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  • MercenaryForHire - Thursday, September 22, 2005 - link

    I'm impressed on that point alone.

    The performance is pretty impressive for a chip with no local framebuffer as well - I'd like to see a review of a Hardcore Budget Build with this and a 939 Sempron when they become available. :)

    - M4H
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