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Motherboard Feature Comparison Table

21 Slot-1 Motherboards using VIA Chipsets
By
  Chipset AGP PCI/ISA/AMR DIMM/ECC USB/Sound Performance Reliability
A-Trend ATC6240-V 693A 2x 5/2/no 4/yes 2/no Mediocre Good
AOpen AX64 Pro 694X 4x 4/1/yes 3/yes 2/yes Average Excellent
Asus P3V4X 694X 4x 6/1/no 4/yes 2/no Excellent Excellent
Azza PT-6VAX2 693A 2x 4/1/no 3/no 2/no Mediocre Excellent
Chaintech 6ATA4 694X 4x 5/1/yes 3/yes 2/yes Average Mediocre
DFI TA64 694X 4x 5/1/no 3/yes 4/yes Good Excellent
Eüpa VP1 693A 2x 4/2/yes 3/no 2/yes - Unknown
FIC KA11 694X 4x 5/2/no 4/yes 2/yes Good Poor
Gigabyte GA-6VX-4X 694X 4x 5/1/yes 4/yes 4/yes Good Good
IWill VD133 693A 2x 5/1/no 3/yes 2/no Mediocre Good
Jetway 994AN-L 694X 4x 4/1/no 3/no 2/no Mediocre Good
Lucky Star 6VA693A 693A 2x 4/2/yes 3/no 4/yes Mediocre Good
MSI MS-6199 693A 2x 5/2/no 3/yes 2/no Mediocre Excellent
Q-Lity P3V-T 693A 2x 5/2/no 3/no 2/no Good * Good
RioWorks PSVA 694X 4x 4/2/yes 3/no 2/no Average Poor
Shuttle AV61 693A 2x 5/2/no 3/no 2/no Poor Excellent
Soltek SL-67KV 694X 4x 5/1/yes 3/yes 4/yes Excellent Excellent
Tekram P6PRO-AU 694X 4x 5/1/yes 3/yes 2/yes Good Poor
TMC TI6VG4 694X 4x 5/1/yes 3/yes 4/yes Good Excellent
Transcend TS-AVD1 693A 2x 5/2/no 3/yes 2/no Average Excellent
Tyan S1854 694X 4x 6/1/ni 3/yes 2/no Average Excellent


* This motherboard is only rated "good" as the AGP is running overclocked by default.

Performance

Please take a look at the benchmark charts to get a better impression of the performance of the boards. When reading about excellent, good, average or mediocre, please take into account that the difference between the fastest and the slowest board (except Shuttle) is about 12-13% regarding the SYSmark runs and between 25 - 30% for the game benchmarks.

As power gamer, speed freak or professional user, you should take a closer look at the benchmarks. Standard Windows applications won't show any differences, so they should concentrate on their favorite features.

Reliability

A board is excellent if there was not one single issue during the tests. Good boards caused a maximum of two minor problems which were not important, e.g. stability issues with a heavily overclocked CPU or hang ups at hardcore timing settings. Mediocre means that there were at least three hang ups or blue screens. Poor boards did not even complete at least one benchmark run.

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