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Comprehensive VIA motherboard roundup June 2000

Test Configuration

Of course we still used the same setup as before to keep the results comparable.

CPUIntel Pentium IIIEB, 800 MHz
RAM1x 128 MByte SDRAM (Micron/Crucial or Wichmann WorkX )PC133, 7ns, CL2
FestplatteSeagate Barracuda ATA, ST320430A20 GBytes, UltraDMA/66, 7200 U/Min.
GrafikkarteAsus V6600 AGP, nVIDIA GeForce 256, 32 MB SDRAM
Drivers & Software
HDD/Motherboard/ AGP driverVIA 4in1 driver Ver. 4.17AGP driver 4.00
Graphics Card driverNVIDIA Detonator 5.08 (Win 98) or 3.68 (Windows NT)
DirectX version7.0
OSWindows 98 SE 4.10.2222 AWindows NT 4.0 SP6a
Benchmarks & Setup
Quake III ArenaRetail Versioncommand line = +set cd_nocd 1 +set s_initsound 0Graphics detail set to 'Normal', 640x480x16Benchmark using 'Q3DEMO1'
ExpendableDownloadable Demo Versioncommand line = -timedemo640x480x16
Screen Resolution1024x768x16, 85 Hz