Comprehensive VIA motherboard roundup June 2000

Test Configuration

Of course we still used the same setup as before to keep the results comparable.

CPU Intel Pentium IIIEB, 800 MHz
RAM 1x 128 MByte SDRAM (Micron/Crucial or Wichmann WorkX )
PC133, 7ns, CL2
Festplatte Seagate Barracuda ATA, ST320430A
20 GBytes, UltraDMA/66, 7200 U/Min.
Grafikkarte Asus V6600 AGP, nVIDIA GeForce 256, 32 MB SDRAM
Drivers & Software
HDD/Motherboard/ AGP driver VIA 4in1 driver Ver. 4.17
AGP driver 4.00
Graphics Card driver NVIDIA Detonator 5.08 (Win 98) or 3.68 (Windows NT)
DirectX version 7.0
OS Windows 98 SE 4.10.2222 A
Windows NT 4.0 SP6a
Benchmarks & Setup
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
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