Quake III and Content Creation

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Test System Setup
CPU AMD Thunderbird 1.2 GHz (133 MHz Bus)
Memory 1 x 256MB PC133 SDRAM
Hard Drive 20.5GB 7200 RPM Western Digital EIDE
Video Card Hercules 3D Prophet II 64MB
Video Drivers Detonator 6.13
Operating System Windows 98 SE
MB Revision v1.2

Asus A7V133 KT133A Motherboard Review - Motherboards  1

At the defaulted 133 MHz bus speed, the A7V133 performs very well, and slightly ahead of the Epox 8KTA3. With an increase of the system bus up to 150 MHz, we see the advantage of the DDR memory start to dwindle in this environment. In 32-bit, the DDR SDRAM does have slightly more of andvantage as this larger textures depend more on the memory speed to the AGP card.

Asus A7V133 KT133A Motherboard Review - Motherboards  2

At this resolution, we all know that the video card is indeed the bottleneck, so the scores are all about even across the board. Note that the A7V133 acutally beats of the 7DXC on this test.

Asus A7V133 KT133A Motherboard Review - Motherboards  3

The A7V133 is equal to the other KT133A motherboard tested, but the DDR board still holds an advantage. The overclocked system bus shows the Asus motherboard creeping up, but still behind the PC2100 DDR SDRAM.

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