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Magic-Pro MP-K7V-400A Motherboard Review

Magic-Pro MP-K7V-400A Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: VIA's second attempt at a 333MHz FSB AthlonXP chipset, known as the KT400A, is a good one even though it is a little too late to make a difference.
 78% Rating:   
Filed under: Motherboards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Magic Pro Jun 23 2003   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Motherboards > Magic Pro MP-K7V-400A

System Spec's and Benchmarks:

PCStats Test System Specs:

Computer Hardware:

Processor:

AthlonXP 3000+

Clock Speed:

13 x 166 MHz = 2.17 GHz

13 x MHz = GHz

Motherboards:

Epox 8RGA+
Albatron KX400-8XV Pro
Magic-Pro MP-K7V-400A

Chipsets:

nForce2 IGP
VIA KT400
VIA KT400A

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/36CFM Delta
PowerSupply: Vantec 470W Stealth PSU
Software Setup WindowsXP Build 2600
nVIDIA nForce 2.03
VIA 4in1 4.47
Catalyst 3.1
Workstation Benchmarks

SysMark2002
Business Winstone 2002
Content Creation 2002
SuperPi
POVRay
SiSoft Sandra 2003
PCMark2002
3DMark2001SE
Quake III Arena
UT2003

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. 8RGA+ - 166/333 325
2. KX400-8XV Pro - 166/333 319
3. K7V-400A - 166/333 323
4. K7V-400A - 178/356 338

Office Productivity (FSB/Memory)

1. 8RGA+ - 166/333 198
2. KX400-8XV Pro - 166/333 185
3. K7V-400A - 166/333 186
4. K7V-400A - 178/356 192

Here we see that the VIA KT400A based K7V-400A slightly outperforms the Albatron KX400-8XV Pro at stock speeds, but is a tad slower then the Epox 8RGA+.

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. 8RGA+ - 166/333 33.2
2. KX400-8XV Pro - 166/333 32.6
3. K7V-400A - 166/333 32.9
4. K7V-400A - 178/356 33.6

Business Winstone (FSB/Memory)

1. 8RGA+ - 166/333 47.1
2. KX400-8XV Pro - 166/333 45.1
3. K7V-400A - 166/333 45
4. K7V-400A - 178/356 46.9

The performance differences between the Albatron KT400 and Magic-Pro KT400A motherboards are within the margin of error so it's difficult to say which board is faster here.

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Contents of Article: Magic Pro MP-K7V-400A
 Pg 1.  Magic-Pro MP-K7V-400A Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Heatsink Clarence and Overclocking
 Pg 3.  — System Spec's and Benchmarks:
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: Winbench 99, SiSoft Sandra 2003
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: PCMark2002. 3DMark2001SE
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: QIII Arena, UT2003
 Pg 7.  nForce2 is still faster...

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