Microstar MS-6153 Socket-370 BX Previewby Anand Lal Shimpi on January 9, 1999 11:59 PM EST
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|Processor(s):||Intel Celeron 366|
|RAM:||1 - 64MB Memory Man PC100 SDRAM DIMM|
|Hard Drive(s):||Western Digital Caviar AC35100 - UltraATA|
|Video Card(s):||Matrox Millennium G200 (8MB SGRAM - AGP)|
|Bus Master Drivers:||Microsoft Win98 DMA Drivers|
|Video Drivers:||MGA Millennium G200 Release 1677-411|
|Operation System(s):||Windows 98|
|Motherboard Revision:||MSI MS-6153 Pre-release Revision 0B|
Windows 98 Performance
|Business 98||Business 99||Quake 2 demo1.dm2||crusher.dm2|
|Intel Celeron 366 (66MHz FSB)||26.0||18.1||15.1||11.0|
|Intel Celeron 413 (75MHz FSB)||27.7||19.3||17.0||12.0|
|Intel Celeron 458 (83MHz FSB)||29.6||20.6||20.9||13.3|
The MS-6153 brings high quality, performance, reliability, and stability to the table without removing itself from the low-cost pricing bracket. Who said a low-cost motherboard had to be a poorly made one? Not Microstar. The MS-6153 is a clear example of how Socket-370 motherboards should be made, with the high-end user in mind, yet without the high-end budget to complement that. Once the board finally ships, AnandTech will take another look at the final release, hoping to see some of those higher FSB settings enabled, and maybe even a couple more surprises, an improved user's manual would be desired, especially for those that would be setting up a system for the first time.
AnandTech Motherboard Rating
|Ease of Use||90%|
New Rating System
Each motherboard is rated in 8 areas, Performance, Price, Ease of Use, Overclocked Stability, Stability, Quality, Documentation, and Reliability.
Do not compare newer scores to older ones, the newer scores are much more aggressive
Performance - How well the motherboard compares to others in its class
Price - How competitive the price of the motherboard is when compared to others in its class
Ease of Use - How easy it is to setup the motherboard, jumper settings, jumperless configuration etc...
Overclocked Stability - How stable the motherboard is at overclocked CPU/Bus speeds
Stability - How stable the motherboard is at normal CPU/Bus speeds
Quality - How much effort went into producing the motherboard
Documentation - How helpful is the manual and bundled support manuals
Reliability - How long will this motherboard last, will it fail? Deals with quantity/size of capacitors, known bugs, etc...
Overall Rating - an average of the eight above areas