Asus P4S800D-E Deluxe & Gigabyte 8S655TX Ultra: SiS 655TX Challenges Intel's Bestby Wesley Fink on December 9, 2003 1:52 PM EST
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Content Creation, General Usage and Memory Performance
Content Creation is a benchmark dominated by Intel processors until the recent introduction of the Athlon64 FX processor. If the 655TX-based boards had stayed in the general range of the Intel chipset, the 655TX would certainly have been considered a success. We were not expecting, however, to see the 655TX win both the Content Creation and General Usage benchmarks against the best 875 board that we have tested thus far.
Science Mark 2 was recently updated, and we used the latest 9/23/03 build for our Memory testing. One of the failings of the SiS655FX chipset was the poor latency compared to Intel's Dual-Channel memory controller on the 875/865 chipsets. The reduction of command cycles between the CPU and memory on the 655TX is paying off with results that are clearly in line with Intel 875/865 performance. SiS has done an excellent job in reworking the 655TX, so it is now competitive with one of the most highly regarded chipset memory controllers available.