No Trip Without The Driver: An Excursion Into The Software Behind Today's Hardware

Overall Analysis: SYSmark 2000, Pentium III

The installation of Intel's chipset driver suite (Intel INF Utility) does not enable better office performance. On the other hand, the ATA storage driver does. The difference is comparable to replacing the Pentium III 866 with a 933 MHz model.

Overall Analysis: SYSmark 2000, Athlon

Though the SYSmark hardly benefits from the AGP driver, the IDE Busmaster driver will boost up the overall result quite a bit!