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Albatron K8SLI ATX motherboard
(Page 3 Performence)
For this part of the review we used two benchmark utilities just to make sure that the base unit will produce decent number for the FPS gamers that cannot afford SLI at this point. We will be going into much more detail in the second part of the review when covering the SLI functionality later next month but for this portion we will be using a X800 PRO Bravo edition with 256meg of DDR3 RAM by PowerColor. We have used this product in many other reviews so you will be able to compare these results with results from other reviews. And as always we will be using the 3200+ 939 AMD 64 Bit CPU along with a set of 2 x 512meg OCZ PC3500 Gold GX. This will be the first board benchmarked using our exclusive test bench so hopefully everything goes smoothly.
Unreal Tournament 2003
Average FPS Low Quality Mode
This test was run using the Direct3D &
OpenGl Rendering Engine
This test was run using utility provided by [H]ard|OCP
This first section we used Unreal 2003 demo with a utility designed by Hard OCP to test under three resolutions with both Open GL and Direct 3D Rendering. In some situation we found that a higher resolution actually produced better scores. All in all the end results was very solid scores commutative with any PCI-e board manufacturer and this is without SLI just base PCI-e 16x technology. The results we posted where only the averages mind you not the highs and lows. We do have more details results that will be published at a later date but if you want any other info feel free to contact us HERE. However for the CPU test we did include detailed of High and Low Frames Per Second (FPS) and bellow we will be comparing these scores with scores using the same PCI-e Card and CPU with an ABIT AN* "Fatal1ty" motherboard. You will see that the numbers are very similar making base performance more then standard. We will see in part 2 how much of an increase SLI will bring.
As you can see the results show clearly the the K8SLI board has very similar scores using the Unreal demo test compared to a higher priced non SLI compatible motherboard. The AN8 board does perform slightly better but considering the price difference and that the real performance of the Albatron board will be unlocked with the SLI feature set making this a great buy performance wise. Remember this is base PCI-e functionality and in part two we will highlight the SLI benchmark results.
FutureMark Test Results
PCMark04 Test Results
The chart below shows the test results when comparing the K8SLI board to the AN8 using PCMark04 from Futuremark. The Albatron board does fall a little short compared to the Fatal1ty board but at almost 1/2 the price this is acceptable. Just keep this in mind when buying the product and comparing the results. This board is intended as a low cost solution for SLI not base PCI-e functionality. Not to mention that the AN8 board is there Ultra version or top of the line product design purely for performance not cost. In short even though the scores show a marginal score reduction when compared to the ABIT board it does very well especially for the price.
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