The SiS, VIA and Intel Showdown at the Performance Chipset Corral

Test System

Test System
Processor Intel Pentium 4, 3.2 GHz, FSB800
512 kB L2 Cache
Motherboard Intel 875P :Asus P4C800-E

Intel 865PE :
Asus P4P800P>SiS 655FX :
Engineering Sample

SiS 655TX :
Gigabyte GA-8S655TX Ultra

VIA PT880 :
MSI PT880 Neo aka MS-7008

RAM 2x 256 MB DDR/PC3200, CL 2.0, Corsair TwinX
Graphics Card nVIDIA GeForceFX 5900, 128 MB
Network Card 3COM 905TX PCI 100 MBit/s
OS Windows XP Pro 5.10.2600
Service Pack 1, pre-SP2 patches as to November 3
Benchmarks & Tests
Quake III Arena Patch V1.16 640x480 - 16 bit / 1024 x 768 - 32 bit Timedemo1 / demo demo001 / nv15demo command line = +set cd_nocd 1 +set s_initsound 0 Graphics detail = Normal
Gunmetal Benchmark Benchmark 1
3DMark 2003 Version 3.2.0 Graphics and CPU Default Benchmark 1024 x 786 - 32 bit
PCMark 2002 Pro Pack Build 101 CPU and RAM Tests
Mp3 Encoding Lame 3.92
SiSoftware Sandra Standard 2003 SP1 Version 2003.3.9.44 CPU MultiMedia / CPU Arithmetic RAM Bandwidth Benchmark
Newtek Lightwave Version 7.5 - Build 572
Render First Frame = 1
Render Last Frame = 60
Render Frame Step = 1
Rendering Bench
"SKULL_HEAD_NEWEST.LWS"
Show Rendering in Progress = 320x240
Ray Trace Shadows, Reflection
Refraction, Transparency = on
Multithreading = 8 Threads
Unreal Tournament 2003 Version 2206
system/benchmark.exe
1024 x 768 / 32 bit / Audio = off
Texture Detail = Normal
Character Detail = Normal
World Detail = Highest
Physics Detail = High
all = on, Decal Stay = High
Xmpeg 4.5 AMD : Optimized MMX iDCT
Intel : Optimized SEE2 iDCT
WinRAR
Version 3.2
178 MB Wave file, Compression = Best
Dictionary = 4096 kB
Comanche 4 Demo 1024 x 768 / 32 bit / Audio = off
Discreet3D Studio Max 5.1 Characters "Dragon_Charater_rig"
Rendering Single, 1024x768
SPEC viewperf Version : 7.1
1280x1024x32 Bit
Splinter Cell Version 1.2b
2_2_1_KalinatekDemo
1024x786 32 Bit / no sound
Shdow resolution
Drivers & Software
Graphic Driver NVIDIA reference driver 45.23
Drivers Intel :
Intel INF-Update 5.02.1003

VIA :
VIA Hyperion 4in1 4.49v

SiS
AGP 1.16a, IDE 2.04

DirectX-Version 9.0b
Resolution 1024x768, 32 Bit, 85 Hz Refresh
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