This content was originally featured on Amdmb.com and has been converted to PC Perspective’s website. Some color changes and flaws may appear.Starting with this review, all runs of the Sysmark 2001 benchmark suite will include both the Sysmark 2001 Patch3 and the AMD patch for Palomino SSE recognition.
Here again we see the power of the KT266A chipset coming out in the speed of the 8KHA+ motherboard. A full 24% faster than the AMD-760 DDR chipset, the Epox board simply out runs it. As this test is similar to the Content Creation Winstone test from ZDNet, this may mean that the ZDNet tests are fully utilizing the Athlon XP processors as well as this patched version of Sysmark 2001 is.
The office productivity test here comes up with the Epox 8KHA+ board coming out 4% ahead. This is not nearly as much as the Internet Content Creation test above, but the programs in the content tests utilize the prefetching and memory bandwidth of the KT266A chipset a bit better.