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SiS 645DX - Is This The Best Chipset For The P4?

Test Setup And Details

Intel HardwareSocket 478
ProcessorIntel Pentium 4/2000 MHz (400 MHz QDR FSB)
VIA P4X266AVIA reference board P4X266A, Revision: unknownBios: P4XBS09p Date:15.11.2001
VIA P4X266Shuttle AV40V12 Revision: 1.2Bios: AV40902E Date: 05.09.20001
Intel 850ASUS P4T-E Revision: 1.00Bios:1005 BETA 002 Date: 11.12.2001
Intel 845MSI 845 Pro Revision:Bios: 1.0B7 Date: 03.08.2001
Intel 845BASUS P4B266 Revision: 2.01Bios: 1003 Date: 06.12.2001
SiS 645SiS 645 reference board SS51ABios: 645p14k9 Date: 19.09.2001
SiS 645DXSiS 645DX reference board SS51B
Memory 12 x 256 MB, RDRAM, 400 MHz, Viking
Memory 2512 MB, DDR-SDRAM, 166 MHz, CL2.5, Winbond
General Hardware
Graphics CardGeForce 3Memory: 64 MB DDR-SDRAMMemory clock: 400 MHzChip clock: 250 MHz
Hard Drive40 GB, 5T040H4, MaxtorUDMA100 7200 rpm 2 MB Cache
Drivers & Software
Chipset Driver (Intel)3.20.1008
Chipset Driver (VIA)4in1 - V4.35
AGP Driver (SIS)V1.09
Graphics DriverDetonator 4 Series V23.10
DirectX Version8.1
OSWindows 2000 SP2
Benchmarks & Settings
Quake III ArenaRetail Version 1.16command line = +set cd_nocd 1 +set s_initsound 0Graphics detail set to 'Normal'Benchmark using 'Q3DEMO1'
SiSoft Sandra 2001Professional Version 2001.3.7.50
Newtek LightwaveRendering Bench SKULL_HEAD_NEWEST.LWS
mpeg4 encodingFlask X4.2ADivX 4.11Compression: 100Data Rate: 1500 kBitFormat: 720x480 Pixel@25 fpsno Audio
Studio 7Version 7.07.1 (MPEG 2)
Sysmark 2001Patch 3
LameLame 3.89 MMX, SSE, SSE 2, 3DNow
WinACE2.04, 178 MB Wave file, Best Compression,Dictonary 4096 kB