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DDR For AMD: 16 Boards With VIA KT266

Test Configuration: Special Features

Hardware
CPUAMD Athlon 1200 / 133 MHz FSB
DDR-SDRAM128 MB at 133 MHz DDR, CL2, Micron
SDRAM128 MB at 133 MHz CL2, Wichmann WorkX
Hard diskIBM DTLA-307030, 30.7 GBUltraDMA/100, 7200 RPM
Graphics card 1Asus V7700 AGP, nVIDIA GeForce2 GTSMBMemory: 32 MB DDR-SDRAMMemory Clock: 166.5 MHz (DDR)Chip Clock: 199.7 MHz
Graphics card 2Elsa Gloria 3Memory: 64 MB DDR SDRAMMemory Clock: 200.5 MHz (DDR)Chip Clock: 250.0 MHz
Motherboard AMD 760MSI MS-6341Ver.: 1Bios: V1.1
Motherboard ALi Magik 1Asus A7A266Rev. 1004 Beta 002Bios: V 1.03.
Motherboard VIA KT133AAsus A7V133Rev.: 1.0Bios: 1005
Drivers & Software
IDE/AGP DriverVIA 4 in 1 V4.32 FINAL
Graphics driversDetonator 3 Series V6.32
DirectX Version8.0a
Operating SystemWindows 98 SE, Version 4.10.2222 A
Benchmarks and Settings
Quake III ArenaRetail Versioncommand line = +set cd_nocd 1 +set s_initsound 0Graphics detail set to 'Normal', 640x480x16Benchmark using 'Q3DEMO1'
Sysmark 2000Patch 4B1024x768x16
ViewPerfVersion 6.1.21280x1024x16x85
Refresh Rate85 Hz for all tests, V-Sync = off
Linux Kernel CompilationSuSE Linux 6.4, Kernel 2.2.14, THG benchmarking kernel, gcc 2.95.2
Flask MPEG-4-EncodingVideo Codec: DivX 3.11 alpha, Fast-Motion, keyframe every 10 seconds, compression 100, data rate 910 kbpsAudio Codec: audio not processedVideo Resolution: 720x480, 29.97 fps, interlacedResizing: Nearest Neighbor

We also wish to make a few comments regarding the various test systems, all of which we subjected to the same procedure: The DDR-SDRAM memory modules we used are special modules with a CAS latency of 2, which are currently not available over the counter. On the other hand, the AMD Athlon 1200 can only perform to capacity in conjunction with CL2. As a comparison with the other DDR platforms, we have included the benchmarks of the ALi Magik 1, VIA KT133A (SDRAM), SiS 735 and AMD 760 chipsets and depicted these in a different color (light green) in the diagrams.