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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

Benchmarks: QIII Arena, UT2003

Quake III Arena

Source: ID Software

Quake III Arena is a First Person Shooter (FPS) that revolutionized gaming as we know it. Using multiple light sources and having graphics textures that can fill videocards, even after 3 years it's still able to bring a cutting edge system to its knees.

Quake III Arena Fastest demo001 (SYSTEM)
Processor FPS Ranking
1. 8RGA+ - 166/333 375.2
2. KX400-8XV Pro - 166/333

333.9

3. K7V-400A - 166/333 345.5
4. K7V-400A - 178/356 357.9

Quake III Arena Fastest nv15demo (CPU STRESS)
Processor FPS Ranking
1. 8RGA+ - 166/333 107.3
2. KX400-8XV Pro - 166/333 95
3. K7V-400A - 166/333 102.3
4. K7V-400A - 178/356 106.8

Quake III loves memory bandwidth and it seems like the KT400A's memory controller is tuned more for performance then the KT400. They're still quite a bit slower then the nForce2 based 8RGA+.

Unreal Tournament 2003 Demo

Source: Epic

Unreal Tournament 2003 is the sequel to 1999's multiple 'Game of the Year' award winner. It uses the very latest Unreal Engine technology - where graphics, sound and game play are taken beyond the bleeding edge. Unreal Tournament 2003 employs the use of Vertex as well as Pixel Shaders and it's recommended that you use a DirectX 8 videocard to get the most out of the game.

UT2003 Demo 640x480 Flyby
Video Card FPS Ranking
1.

8RGA+ - 166/333

235.16
2. KX400-8XV Pro - 166/333 217.28
3. K7V-400A - 166/333 222.61
4. K7V-400A - 178/356 229.3

UT2003 Demo 640x460 Botmatch
Video Card FPS Ranking
1.

8RGA+ - 166/333

76.36
2. KX400-8XV Pro - 166/333 71.28
3. K7V-400A - 166/333

72.13

4. K7V-400A - 178/356 74.34

The performance differences between the KT400 and KT400A are much smaller in UT2003 but they are there.

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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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