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Test Setup

21 Slot-1 Motherboards using VIA Chipsets

All motherboards were equipped with the following hardware:

CPU Intel Pentium III 800EB, 'Coppermine' core, 133 MHz FSB
Memory 1x 128 MByte SDRAM (Micron/Crucial)
PC133, 7ns, CL2
Hard Disc Seagate Barracuda ATA, ST320430A
20 GBytes, UltraDMA/66, 7200 rpm
Graphic Cards Asus V6600 AGP, nVIDIA GeForce 256, 32 MB SDRAM

ATI Rage Fury MAXX, 2x Rage 128, 64 MB SDRAM

Diamond Viper II AGP, Savage2000, 32 MByte.

Drivers & Software
HDD/Motherboard/ AGP Drivers VIA 4in1 drivers Ver. 4.17
AGP Driver 4.00
Graphic Drivers NVIDIA Drivers:
Detonator 5.08 Beta (Win 98) or 3.68 (Windows NT)

ATI Drivers:
4.11.7925 (Windows 98)

S3/Diamond Drivers: (Windows 98)

DirectX Version 7.0
OS Windows 98 SE 4.10.2222 A
Windows NT 4.0 SP6a
Benchmarks & Settings
Quake III Arena Retail Version
command line = +set cd_nocd 1 +set s_initsound 0
Graphics detail set to 'Normal', 640x480x16
Benchmark using 'Q3DEMO1'
Expendable Downloadable Demo Version
command line = -timedemo
Screen Resolution
1024x768x16, 85 Hz

We did only benchmark with the GeForce cards. In order to check compatibility, we installed both the ATI and the Diamond graphics cards under Windows 98 and Windows NT and checked their proper functions with one single Quake III benchmark run. You won't find any notice on the graphics card check, since all three cards worked properly in all 21 boards.

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