Page 1:The More The Merrier? SiS655 With Dual DDR333 On Test
Page 2:Wider, Not Faster: Dual Channel DDR Instead Of Speed Increase
Page 3:Waiting For Serial ATA
Page 4:16 P4 Chipsets Compared
Page 5:16 P4 Chipsets Compared, Continued
Page 6:AOpen AX45-4D Max
Page 7:AOpen AX45-4D Max, Continued
Page 8:Asus P4SDX Deluxe
Page 9:Asus P4SDX Deluxe, Continued
Page 10:Gigabyte SINXP-1394
Page 11:Gigabyte SINXP-1394, Continued
Page 12:MSI 655 Max (MS-6730)
Page 13:MSI 655 Max (MS-6730), Continued
Page 14:Test Setup
Page 15:Benchmark Results
Page 16:Comanche 4 Demo
Page 17:Unreal Tournament 2003
Page 19:Office-/Internet-Performance: Sysmark 2002
Page 20:SPECviewperf 7
Page 21:3D Studio Max 5.1
Page 22:Conclusion - Don't Jump The Gun
AOpen AX45-4D Max, Continued
Our tests ran smoothly, even though the AOpen board appeared a bit temperamental at first. The integrated diagnostic system, which goes by the delightful name of Dr. Voice, provides spoken error messages through the PC speaker - which it proceeded to do at a deafening volume. Unfortunately, the error messages were barely comprehensible, whether in English or German. After we removed and reinstalled the components, the system suddenly burst into life.
The board had some difficulty with memory timings. Our PC 2700 Corsair DIMMs are rated at CL2, but the AOpen board was having none of it. Only when we replaced these with DDR 400 modules from the same manufacturer were we able to start testing. Mind you, these were "underclocked" at 333 MHz.
The performance of this board varied between good and satisfactory. Despite highly mixed results, the overall performance is respectable.
The Die Hard BIOS provides a backup flash ROM in case of virus infection or unsuccessful BIOS update. Simply change a jumper to give the PC the kiss of life.
Realtek 100 MB/s network controller. The competition already offers 1 GB/s, although hubs and switches remain rather expensive for home use. 100 MB/s should suffice for some time yet.
This is how you do it : a comprehensive manual and Quick Start Guide for experienced users.
An additional two USB ports (top) and two FireWire ports (bottom) are available using adapters supplied.
An adapter is supplied for upgrading the onboard sound system with a digital I/O.
- The More The Merrier? SiS655 With Dual DDR333 On Test
- Wider, Not Faster: Dual Channel DDR Instead Of Speed Increase
- Waiting For Serial ATA
- 16 P4 Chipsets Compared
- 16 P4 Chipsets Compared, Continued
- AOpen AX45-4D Max
- AOpen AX45-4D Max, Continued
- Asus P4SDX Deluxe
- Asus P4SDX Deluxe, Continued
- Gigabyte SINXP-1394
- Gigabyte SINXP-1394, Continued
- MSI 655 Max (MS-6730)
- MSI 655 Max (MS-6730), Continued
- Test Setup
- Benchmark Results
- Comanche 4 Demo
- Unreal Tournament 2003
- Office-/Internet-Performance: Sysmark 2002
- SPECviewperf 7
- 3D Studio Max 5.1
- Conclusion - Don't Jump The Gun