A Lost Chance? SiS 735 Motherboards For The Athlon

Test Setup

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ProcessorAMD Athlon-C 1200 at 133 MHz FSB
Memory128 MB with 133 MHz DDR, CL2, Crucial Tech or Infinieon.
Hard DriveIBM DTLA 307030, 30,7 GB, UltraDMA/100
Graphics CardnVIDIA GeForce 2 Ultra, 64 MBDetonator 3 (667) Reference Driver
Drivers & Software
DirectX version8.0a
OSWindows 98 SE, Version 4.10.2222 A
SiS DriversAGP 1.06Windows Standard IDE Drivers (!)
Benchmarks and Settings
Quake III ArenaRetail Versioncommand line = +set cd_nocd 1 +set s_initsound 0Graphics detail set to 'Normal', 640x480x16Benchmark using 'Q3DEMO1'
Mercedes Benz Truck RacingDownloadable Demo VersionStandard 3D FeaturesNo Sound
ViewPerfVersion 6.1.21024x768x16
Refresh Rate85 Hz for all Tests, V-Sync = off

Benchmark Results

SYSmark 2000: Windows 98 SE

The differences between the tested motherboards are not very large. The charts for the two new motherboards are blue, all other boards are based on AMD's 760 chipset.

Both newcomers position themselves in the middle of the testbed. For your reference: the SiS735 prototype board scored a SYSmark result of 229 points. Obviously there is still some room for improvement.