A Lackluster Premiere: ALi Aladdin-P4

Archiving: WinACE 2.04

Archiving is a very practical application. WinACE 2.04 was used under Windows XP to archive a 178 MB WAV file while the clock was running. In this discipline, the ALi chipset takes last place among the DDR candidates.

3D Rendering Performance: SPECviewperf "Lightscape"

The Lightscape benchmark tells a similar story - the ALi comes in last among the DDR-SDRAM chipsets.

MPEG-2 Video Encoding: Pinnacle Studio 7

When it came to creating an MPEG-2 film using Pinnacle Studio 7, the Intel Pentium 4/2200 was substantially faster than the AMD Athlon XP 2000+. The ALi can't make any headway in this benchmark, either - it occupies the second to last position, just ahead of the Intel 845 with SDRAM.