Athlon KX133 Motherboard Roundup - A Nail-Biting Affair

Windows 98 SE: Quake III Arena Demo001

The Quake III Arena Demo001 benchmark separates the wheat from the chaff: The Asus K7V clearly leads with a frame rate of about 125 frames per second. Closely followed by the almost equally as fast Abit KA7. On the other hand the boards from Biostar, Aopen and LuckyStar show a lower frame rate with a difference of up to 10 frames per second.

Windows 98 SE: Unreal Tournament UTBench

The UTBench from Unreal Tournament is a good indicator for the D3D performance of the graphics card and thus also for the throughput of the AGP interface. The Asus K7V and Jetway 771AS lead this benchmark with 31.7 frames per second. In total the frame rate differences are not as significant as in the Quake III Arena example.

Windows 98 SE: Expendable Timedemo

The Expendable-Timedemo shows the differences between the individual boards more distinctly again. The Asus K7V is in the lead, while the LuckyStar K7VA133 is in last place.