Quick and Quiet: Pentium M Desktop Boards by AOpen and DFI

Test Setup

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Socket 479Intel Pentium M 755 (2.0 GHz, 2 MB Cache, FSB400)
Socket 939AMD Athlon 64 3200+ (2.0 GHz, 128/512 kB Cache)90 nm Winchester Core
Motherboard IDFI 855GME-MGF
Motherboard IIAOpen i855GMEm-LFS
Motherboard IIIMSI K8N Neo2
System Components
DDR-SDRAM2x 512 MB PC3200 Crucial BallistixTimings: CL 2.0-2-2-5
Graphics Card IATI Radeon X800 PRO
Graphics Card IIOnboard, 32 MB
HDDWestern Digital WD800JB7,200 rpm, 8 MB Cache
Intel ChipsetIntel Chipset Installation Utility
NVIDIA ChipsetForceWare 5.10
ATI GraphicsCatalyst Ver. 8-071-041026a
Intel GrapicsIntel Graphics Driver Ver. 14.9
OSWindows XP Professional, Build 2600,Service Pack 1

We did not bother to do benchmarks using the integrated graphics twice, since there are no technical differences here, and not much 3D performance to be expected in any event. We ran both platforms using an ATI Radeon X800 Pro AGP, which also powered our AMD reference system with the Athlon64 Winchester 3200+. We decided to use this particular processor since it works at the same clock speed as our Pentium M 755 (2.0 GHz). Thanks to the 90 nm process, AMD managed to reduce the thermal loss considerably.

Benchmarks And Settings

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Benchmarks and SettingsOpenGL
WolfensteinEnemy TerritoryVersion: 2.551024x768 - 32 bittimedemo 1 / demo demo4Graphics detail = Normal
3D Studio Max 6.0DiscreetCharacters "Dragon_Charater_rig"Pixel: 1280 x 1024Rendering Single
Doom 3Version 1.0.12621024x768 - 32 bitmedium qualitytimedemo demo1
SPECopc ViewperfVersion 8.011280x1024 - 32 BitSPEC Benchmark Mode
DirectX 8
Unreal Tournament 2004Version: 32041024x768 - 32 bit, Audio offthg9 assault botmatch
DirectX 9a
3DMark 2003Version 3.4.0Graphics and CPU Default Benchmark1024x768 - 32 bit
3DMark 20051024x768 - 32 bitGraphics and CPU Default Benchmark
PCMark 2004 ProVersion: 1.2.0CPU and Memory Tests
SiSoftware Sandra 2004Version 2004.10.9.89CPU Test = MultiMedia, CPU ArithmeticMemory Test = Bandwidth Benchmark
Lame MP3Version 3.96Wave 17:14 minutes (182 MB) to mp332 - 320 kbitVBR = level 3
Auto Gordian KnotDivX 5.21XviD 1.0.2Version: 1.72 BetaAudio = AC3 6chCustom size = 100 MBResulution settings = 640x256Codec = XviD and DivX 5Audio = CBR MP3, kbps 192
Multimedia ContentCreation Winstone 2004Version 1.05 runs