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Performance Analysis: MSI Vs. Shuttle Vs. Saintsong

Unevenly Matched Mini-Trio: MSI vs. Shuttle vs. Saintsong
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Test Setup And Details

Intel Hardware (Socket 478)
Processors - 133 MHz FSB - 533 MHz Memory Clock Pentium 4 3.06 GHz (3066 MHz) w/ HT
Motherboards and Memory Gigabyte GA-8GE667 Pro (Intel 845 GE chipset) Revision: 1.01

2 x 256 MB DDR 400, OCZ, CL 2.0, PC 3200

Driver Intel 845 GE Driver
V 6.13.01.3317

Intel IAA Driver
V 2.3

AMD Hardware (Socket 462)
Processors - 166 MHz FSB - 166 MHz Memory Clock Athlon XP 2700+ (2166 MHz)
Motherboard and Memory Asus A7N8X (NVIDIA NForce 2) Revision: 1.02
Shuttle FN41 (Nvidia Nforce 2 chipset)
Revision: 1.4

2 x 256 MB DDR 333, Infineon, CL 2.0, PC 2700

Drivers nForce2 Driver
Version: 2.77 Package
Common Hardware
Graphics Card Nvidia GeForce 4 Ti 4600
Memory: 128 MB DDR-SDRAM
Memory Clock: 325 MHz
Chip Clock: 300 MHz
Hard Drive 40 GB, 6L040J2, Maxtor
UDMA100, 7200 rpm, 2 MB Cache
Network D-Link DFE-530TX (10/100 Mbit)
CDROM Asus 52x
DirectX Version: 8.1
OS Windows XP, Build 2600 SP1
Benchmarks and Settings
Bapco Sysmark 2002 Version 1.0
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
3DMark 2001 SE Version 1.1 - Build 340 - Patch Build 330
1024 x 786 - 32 bit
Default Benchmark
PC Mark 2002 Pro Pack - Build 100 CPU and Memory Tests
SiSoftware Sandra 2003 SP1 CPU MultiMedia / CPU Arithmetic / Memory Bandwidth Benchmark
Winrar - Version 3.11 178 MB Wave file, Compression = Best, Dictionary = 4096 kB
magix - mp3 maker platinum - Version 3.04 D 178 MB Wave file, 44100 Hz, VBR = on and Quality
Main Concept MPEG-2 Encoder DV to MPEG-2 file encoding
Video + Audio, 1,2 GB source file
Unreal Tournament 2003 - Patch 1 1080 1024 x 768 / 32 bit / Audio = off
benchmark.exe
Texture Detail = Normal, Character Detail = Normal
World Detail = Highest, Physics Detail = High
all = on, Decal Stay = High
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