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21 Slot-1 Motherboards using VIA Chipsets

Test Setup

All motherboards were equipped with the following hardware:

Test-Hardware
CPUIntel Pentium III 800EB, 'Coppermine' core, 133 MHz FSB
Memory1x 128 MByte SDRAM (Micron/Crucial)PC133, 7ns, CL2
Hard DiscSeagate Barracuda ATA, ST320430A20 GBytes, UltraDMA/66, 7200 rpm
Graphic CardsAsus V6600 AGP, nVIDIA GeForce 256, 32 MB SDRAMATI Rage Fury MAXX, 2x Rage 128, 64 MB SDRAMDiamond Viper II AGP, Savage2000, 32 MByte.
Drivers & Software
HDD/Motherboard/ AGP DriversVIA 4in1 drivers Ver. 4.17AGP Driver 4.00
Graphic DriversNVIDIA Drivers:Detonator 5.08 Beta (Win 98) or 3.68 (Windows NT)ATI Drivers:4.11.7925 (Windows 98)S3/Diamond Drivers:4.12.01.9002-9.10.30 (Windows 98)
DirectX Version7.0
OSWindows 98 SE 4.10.2222 AWindows NT 4.0 SP6a
Benchmarks & Settings
Quake III ArenaRetail Versioncommand line = +set cd_nocd 1 +set s_initsound 0Graphics detail set to 'Normal', 640x480x16Benchmark using 'Q3DEMO1'
ExpendableDownloadable Demo Versioncommand line = -timedemo640x480x16Screen Resolution1024x768x16, 85 Hz

We did only benchmark with the GeForce cards. In order to check compatibility, we installed both the ATI and the Diamond graphics cards under Windows 98 and Windows NT and checked their proper functions with one single Quake III benchmark run. You won't find any notice on the graphics card check, since all three cards worked properly in all 21 boards.