Content Creation and Productivity Tests (ZDNet and Sysmark)

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While the Content Creation test does in fact utilize the multi-threaded features of the software in emulates, the amount of this increase quite simply does not overpower the speed increase that the 8KHA+ gives in memory speed. The fact that the single processor system can beat out the dual processor one shows that either we need a new SMP Athlon chipset or another board to be released with tweaks and modifications that can allow it to perform closer to KT266A memory scores.

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We see the same results here. The KT266A chipset and only a single Athlon XP 1800+ processor take the Business Winstone test. The difference here is much more minute, but shouldn’t be overlooked.

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The above test results did use the supplied AMD-SSE patch that is in much debate. Whether or not you agree with it, it’s not the point for now. The test shows a 23% difference between the dual and single processor setups, which is fairly reasonable consider the various types of programs that are used in it.

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The tests on this benchmark do not nearly take advantage of multithreading as in the Internet Content Creation tests. Because of that, the Epox 8KHA+ is able to take the lead using the power of the KT266A memory bus.

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