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The Best For Freaks: 10 Motherboards using the BX-Chipset

Test Configuration

Hardware
CPUIntel Pentium IIIEB, 800 MHz
RAM1x 128 MByte SDRAM (Micron/Crucial or Wichmann WorkX )PC133, 7ns, CL2
Hard DriveSeagate Barracuda ATA, ST320430A20 GBytes, UltraDMA/66, 7200 U/Min.
Graphics CardAsus V6600 AGP, nVIDIA GeForce 256, 32 MB SDRAM
Drivers & Software
HDD/Motherboard/ AGP-DriverWindows 98 AGP DriverWindows 98 Default DMA Drivers
Graphics driverNVIDIA Detonator 5.08 (Win 98) oder 3.68 (Windows NT)
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 = -timedemo640x480x16
Screen Resolution1024x768x16, 85 Hz

All Benchmarks and Tests were done at 133 MHz system speed and 800 MHz core clock speed. Thus you can compare the results with those of all VIA motherboard reviews of this year. Please note that the AGP runs at overclocked 89 MHz, when driving the BX at 133 MHz.