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Mega Test: 14 Boards with KT266A and nForce 420D

Office Performance: Sysmark 2000

In the "office performance" category, the Asus A7V266-E is the cream of the crop - followed closely by the Soyo and Soltek.

Compiling Linux: Suse Linux 7.3 / Kernel 2.4.13

The Asus A7V266 is the fastest board at compiling the latest Linux kernel. It only takes 187 seconds - while the QDI requires a whole 233 seconds.

Archiving: WinACE 2.04

Archiving is a very practical application. WinACE 2.04 was used under Windows 2000 to archive a 178 MB WAV file while the clock was running. The MSI K7N420 is the top dog in this discipline.