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Crème De La Crème: Special Edition 815 Boards and Useful Add-Ons

Benchmarks

SYSmark 2000

I decided to run the SYSmark under Windows 2000. If you still remember the benchmark results from the last Solano motherboard review back in September, you may notice that the results are pretty much the same. That's an interesting coincidence, since I used a Pentium III 866 instead of the 933 MHz model. Conclusion: If you want business software to run under Windows 98 as fast as under Windows 2000, you have to use the next faster processor model.

This benchmark does not reveal much difference between the candidates.

Quake III Arena

Quake III Arena is still a rather handy software thanks to the fact that the benchmark option (timedemo) hands out sensitive results which allow to draw conclusions regarding performance without having run any other benchmark.

The Asus boards is performing very well.