The Test

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 should not 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.

Test Configuration

Processor(s):

Intel Pentium 4 1.4GHz OEM

RAM:

2 x 128MB Mushkin PC800 RDRAM

Hard Drive(s):

Western Digital 153BA Ultra ATA 66 7200 RPM

Bus Master Drivers:

Intel Ultra ATA 6.10

Video Card(s):

NVIDIA GeForce 2 GTS 32MB DDR

Video Drivers:

NVIDIA Detonator 6.50

Operating System(s):

Windows 2000 Professional

Motherboard Revision:

ASUS P4T Revision 1.06

BIOS Revision:

1001

 

Windows 2000 Performance

SYSMark 2000

Content Creation Winstone 2001

Quake III Arena
(640x480x16)

ASUS P4T

204

52.4

191.6

Intel D850GB
204
53.6
192.5

The P4T performs pretty much on par with the Intel reference board. The SYSMark 2000 and Quake III Arena scores are virtually the same. In Content Creation Winstone 2001, the P4T came up a more or less insignificant 2% short.

Pros and Cons Final Words

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