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GigaByte K8 Triton Socket 754 Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-K8U

02/20/06

Performance:

     There are many ways to measure performance with motherboard we are going to keep it simple and see how well the GA-K8U measure against some performance models using similar video cards and CPU's. PCMArk04 by FutureMark is one of our benchmarks of choice this and PressMark's Performance Test 6.0 will measure and give a good idea of just how well the Gigabyte GA-K8U fares.

PCMark04

Comparison Results

 

GA-K8U

K8N Neo2 Platinum

Abit AX8

GA-K8NE


General Information

Operating System

Microsoft Windows XP

Microsoft Windows XP

Microsoft Windows XP

Microsoft Windows XP

DirectX Version

9.0c

9.0c

9.0c

9.0c

Mobo Manufacturer

Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.

 MSI

 Abit

Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.

Mobo Model

M1689D

MS-7025

K8T890-8237

nForce

AGP Rates (Current/Available)

N/A / N/A

N/A / N/A

N/A / 1x, 2x, 4x

N/A / N/A

CPU

AMD Athlon(tm) 64 1809 MHz

AMD Athlon(tm) 64 1808 MHz

AMD Athlon(tm) 64 1800 MHz

AMD Athlon(tm) 64 1809 MHz

Physical CPUs

1

1

1

1

HyperThreading

Not Available

Not Available

Not Available

Not Available

FSB

200 MHz

200 MHz

200 MHz

200 MHz

Memory

1024 MB

1024 MB

1022 MB

1024 MB

 


Display Information

Graphics Chipset

NVIDIA GeForce 6800

NVIDIA GeForce 6800

NVIDIA GeForce 6800

NVIDIA GeForce 6800

Program Version

PCMark04 Revision 3 Build 0

PCMark04 Revision 3 Build 0

PCMark04 Revision 3 Build 0

PCMark04 Revision 3 Build 0

System Test Suite (PCMarks)

GA-K8U

3398

K8N Neo2 Platinum

3675

Abit AX8

3710

GA-K8NE

3755

     As you can see I chose to compare this motherboard to very respectable competitors. All are higher end boards I expected to out perform the mid range GA-K8U. The reason for this is simple if cost is important then a product that performs similar at almost 1/2 the price is not a  bad deal. The second factor you need to understand is the competitors are also PCI-e models as well so the fact that the GA-K8U performs in the same range shows that this board is well worth the price. Keep in mind if you are looking for performance then buy high end this is a cost effective board not a super performer..

Detailed results

PCMark04
Version 1.3.0
System Suite run optimized Yes
CPU Suite run optimized Yes
PCMark 3394 PCMarks
CPU 3324.0
Memory 3113.0
Graphics 5327.0
HDD 2282.0
File Compression 2.6 MB/s
File Encryption 27.7 MB/s
File Decompression 22.0 MB/s
Image Processing 11.0 MPixels/s
Virus Scanning 1809.0 MB/s
Grammar Check 2.8 KB/s
File Decryption 55.6 MB/s
Audio Conversion 2369.1 KB/s
Web Page Rendering 4.1 Pages/s
WMV Video Compression 40.8 FPS
DivX Video Compression 46.0 FPS
Physics Calculation and 3D 159.9 FPS
Graphics Memory - 64 lines 1264.5 FPS
File Compression 2.6 MB/s
File Encryption 27.8 MB/s
File Decompression 21.9 MB/s
Image Processing 11.1 MPixels/s
Grammar Check 4.8 KB/s
File Decryption 55.7 MB/s
Audio Conversion 2374.3 KB/s
WMV Video Compression 41.7 FPS
DivX Video Compression 46.3 FPS
Raw Block Read - 8 MB 2948.7 MB/s
Raw Block Read - 4 MB 3070.9 MB/s
Raw Block Read - 192 KB 8593.8 MB/s
Raw Block Read - 4 KB 23046.8 MB/s
Raw Block Write - 8 MB 2281.7 MB/s
Raw Block Write - 4 MB 2281.4 MB/s
Raw Block Write - 192 KB 5742.0 MB/s
Raw Block Write - 4 KB 17523.2 MB/s
Raw Block Copy - 8 MB 1105.2 MB/s
Raw Block Copy - 4 MB 1107.0 MB/s
Raw Block Copy - 192 KB 3601.7 MB/s
Raw Block Copy - 4 KB 9352.4 MB/s
Random Access - 8 MB 2216.5 MB/s
Random Access - 4 MB 2219.2 MB/s
Random Access - 192 KB 5573.4 MB/s
Random Access - 4 KB 11779.0 MB/s
Transparent Windows 1523.1 Windows/s
Graphics Memory - 16 lines 2777.5 FPS
Graphics Memory - 32 lines 1988.2 FPS
3D - Fill Rate Single Texturing 2781.1 MTexels/s
3D - Fill Rate Multitexturing 3715.1 MTexels/s
3D - Polygon Throughput Single Light 48.8 MTriangles/s
3D - Polygon Throughput Multiple Lights 17.8 MTriangles/s
XP Startup 4.9 MB/s
Application Loading 3.4 MB/s
File Copying 14.2 MB/s
General HDD Usage 2.6 MB/s
 
System Info  
Version 3.6
CPU Info  
Central Processing Unit  
Manufacturer AMD
Family AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 2800+
Architecture 64-bit
Internal Clock 1809.0 MHz
Internal Clock Maximum 4000.0 MHz
External Clock 200.0 MHz
Socket Designation Socket 7
Type  
Upgrade ZIF Socket
HyperThreadingTechnology N/A
Capabilities MMX, CMov, RDTSC, 3DNow!, Extended 3DNow!, SSE, SSE2, PAE, NX
Version AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 2800+

     PCMark05 is relatively new so at this point we are using the demo version until we make determine just how much new stuff you get over PCMark04. That being said bellow is the detailed result we found when running the GA-K8U the results seem respectable a bit lower then the 04 results but that is to be expected with the newer version of benchmark software..

PCMark05 Results Demo Version

Operating System Microsoft Windows XP 32-bit
DirectX Version 9.0c
Mobo Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
Mobo Model M1689D
AGP Rates (Current/Available) N/A / N/A
CPU AMD Athlon(tm) 64 1809 MHz
Physical / Logical CPUs 1 / 1
MultiCore 1 Processor Core
HyperThreading Not Available
FSB 200 MHz
Memory 1024 MB

 

Display Information

Graphics Chipset NVIDIA GeForce 6800
Driver Name NVIDIA GeForce 6800
Driver Version 8.1.9.8
Video Memory 121 MB
Core Clock 8 MHz
Memory Clock 702 MHz

 

Hard Disk Information

Model MAXTOR 4K020H1
Connection IDE
Capacity 19.47 GB
Bus Type ATA

 

Benchmark Information

Program Version PCMark05 Revision 1 Build 0

Main Test Results

System Test Suite

2652 PCMarks

Detailed Results

HDD - XP Startup 4.84 MB/s
Physics and 3D 117.11 FPS
Transparent Windows 822.08 Windows/s
3D - Pixel Shader 95.7 FPS
Web Page Rendering 2.13 Pages/s
File Decryption 30.97 MB/s
Graphics Memory - 64 Lines 1078.82 FPS
HDD - General Usage 2.59 MB/s
Multithreaded Test 1 / Audio Compression 1008.95 KB/s
Multithreaded Test 1 / Video Encoding 127.41 KB/s
Multithreaded Test 2 / Text Edit 59.33 Pages/s
Multithreaded Test 2 / Image Decompression 9.17 MPixels/s
Multithreaded Test 3 / File Compression 1.78 MB/s
Multithreaded Test 3 / File Encryption 9.2 MB/s
Multithreaded Test 3 / HDD - Virus Scan 5.27 MB/s
Multithreaded Test 3 / Memory Latency - Random 16 MB 11.22 MAccesses/s

     PassMark has a great utility for overall PC wellness the performance test 6.0 will be run and using some comparisons to a SOYO CK8 with a 6600 GT card you can see even though the Gigabyte has a lower CPU the performance is very competitive. Considering the SOYO CK8 is of the ultra line and the GA-K8U is stock or mid range board the results show that the GigaByte board performs as to be expected. Nothing earth shattering but very stable and sound results. I will end up using this board full time for our editors PC so that in itself says something. Very good board for a new PC enthusiast that wants to try there luck on a first build or for an expert that needs another rig for basic use and playing games.

Detailed Results

Gigabyte GA-K8U

PassMark Rating 347.89
CPU - Integer Math 56.57
CPU - Floating Point Math 325.97
CPU - Find Prime Numbers 130.18
CPU - SSE/3DNow! 1216.07
CPU - Compression 1594.1
CPU - Encryption 11.79
CPU - Image Rotation 248.77
CPU - String Sorting 1056.07
Graphics 2D - Lines 154.85
Graphics 2D - Rectangles 214.4
Graphics 2D - Shapes 19.48
Graphics 2D - Fonts and Text 201.38
Graphics 2D - GUI 272.58
Graphics 3D - Simple 981.79
Graphics 3D - Medium 226.9
Graphics 3D - Complex 25
Memory - Allocate Small Block 1576.13
Memory - Read Cached 875.46
Memory - Read Uncached 784.03
Memory - Write 759.64
Memory - Large RAM 175.75
Disk - Sequential Read 30.56
Disk - Sequential Write 27.55
Disk - Random Seek + RW 1.66
CD - Read 1.03
CPU Mark 377.81
2D Graphics Mark 631.39
Memory Mark 308.37
Disk Mark 216.12
CD Mark 126.42
3D Graphics Mark 394.81

 

 

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