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Albatron KX400-8XV Pro KT400 Motherboard Review

Albatron KX400-8XV Pro KT400 Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: There was a lot of anticipation in the lab as we set out with a fresh pair of Corsair XMS3500 DDR in hand to see how the KX400-8XV would perform.
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External Mfg. Website: Albatron Apr 01 2003   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Motherboards > Albatron KX400-8XV Pro

Benchmarks: SysMark2002, Winstone 2002

PCStats Test System Specs:

Computer Hardware:

Processor: AMD AthlonXP 3000+
Clock Speed:

13 x 166 MHz = 2.17 GHz

Motherboards:

Epox 8RDA+
Albatron KX400-8XV Pro

Chipsets: nVIDIA nForce2 SPP
VIA KT400
Videocard:

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

Memory:

2x 256MB Corsair XMS3500 CAS2

Hard Drive: 20GB Maxtor DiamondMAX+
CDROM: NEC 52x CD-ROM
Floppy:

Panasonic 1.44MB Floppy Drive

Heatsink: Thermalright SK6 w/37 CFM YS Tech
PowerSupply: Vantec 470W Stealth PSU
Software Setup WindowsXP Build 2600
VIA Hyperion 4.46
nVIDIA nForce 2.03
Catalyst 3.1
Benchmarks

SysMark 2002
Business Winstone 2002
Content Creation 2002
Winbench 99
SiSoft Sandra 2002
PCMark2002
3DMark2001SE
Quake III Arena
UT2003

- 8x AGP was functioning on both motherboards

BAPCO Sysmark 2002 Source:MadOnion / BAPco

SysMark2002 is more of an extension of SysMark2001 rather then a whole new benchmark. The applications used during testing have been updated and most importantly for AMD users, the new SysMark2002 uses the Windows Media Encoder 7.1 which supports the AthlonXP's SSE instructions.

BapCo SysMark 2002 Benchmark Results
Internet Content (FSB/Memory) Sysmarks Ranking
1. 8RDA+ - 166/333 325
2. KX400-8XV Pro - 166/333 319
3. KX400-8XV Pro - 177/354 342

Office Productivity (FSB/Memory)

1. 8RDA+ - 166/333 198
2. KX400-8XV Pro - 166/333 185
3. KX400-8XV Pro - 177/354 191

The stock performance of the KX400-8XV Pro is a bit lower then that of the 8RDA+ (nForce2 SPP). Overclocking does boost performance but please keep in mind the processor is being overclocked as well.

Winstone 2002 Source: Zdnet

Content Creation Winstone 2002 is a system-level, application-based benchmark that measures a PC's overall performance when running top, Windows-based, 32-bit, content creation applications on Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Me, or Windows XP.

Business Winstone 2002 is a system-level, application-based benchmark that measures a PC's overall performance when running today's top-selling Windows-based 32-bit applications on Windows 98, Windows 2000 (SP6 or later), Windows Me, or Windows XP. Business Winstone doesn't mimic what these packages do; it runs real applications through a series of scripted activities and uses the time a PC takes to complete those activities to produce its performance scores.

Winstone 2002 Benchmark Results
Content Content (FSB/Memory) Score Ranking
1. 8RDA+ - 166/333 33.2
2. KX400-8XV Pro - 166/333 32.6
3. KX400-8XV Pro - 177/354 33.1

Business Winstone (FSB/Memory)

1. 8RDA+ - 166/333 47.1
2. KX400-8XV Pro - 166/333 45.1
3. KX400-8XV Pro - 177/354 47.2

Like we saw in SysMark2002, the KX400-8XV Pro is about 5% slower then the reference Epox nForce2 based motherboard.

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Contents of Article: Albatron KX400-8XV Pro
 Pg 1.  Albatron KX400-8XV Pro KT400 Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Heatsink Clearances and Overclocking
 Pg 3.  Look into the BIOS
 Pg 4.  — Benchmarks: SysMark2002, Winstone 2002
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: Winbench 99, SiSoft Sandra 2003 Pro
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: PCMark2002, 3DMark2001SE
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: QIII Arena, UT2003

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