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Gigabyte GA-8S655FX Ultra SiS655FX Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-8S655FX Ultra SiS655FX Motherboard - PCSTATS
Abstract: Today we're going to be checking out Gigabyte's new GA-8S655FX Ultra motherboard which is based on the hot new SiS 655FX chipset.
Filed under: Motherboards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Gigabyte Sep 22 2003   Colin Sun  
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System Spec's and Benchmarks

PCStats Test System Specs:

Computer Hardware:

Processor:

Pentium 4 3.0C

Clock Speed:

15 x 200 MHz = 3.0 GHz

Motherboards:

Asus P4C800-DLX
Epox 4PCA3+
Abit IS7-G
Epox 4PDA2+
SiS655FX Reference Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-8S655FX Ultra

Chipsets:

i875P
i865PE
SiS 655FX

Videocard:

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

Memory:

2x 256MB Corsair XMS3500 CAS2

Hard Drive: 40GB Western Digital Special Ed.
CDROM: NEC 52x CD-ROM
Floppy:

Panasonic 1.44MB Floppy Drive

Heatsink: AVC Sunflower
PowerSupply: Vantec 470W Stealth PSU
Software Setup

WindowsXP Build 2600
Intel INF 5.00.1012
SiS Beta Drivers
Catalyst 3.6

Workstation Benchmarks

SysMark2002
Business Winstone 2002
Content Creation 2002
Winbench 99
SiSoft Sandra 2003
PCMark2002
3DMark2001SE
Quake III Arena
UT2003

* - HyperThreading was enabled and running for all the tests.

BAPCO Sysmark 2002 Source:FutureMark / 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. Pentium 4 3.0C/Asus i875P (200/400) 445
2. Pentium 4 3.0C/Epox i875P (200/400) 442
3. Pentium 4 3.0C/Abit i865PE (200/400) 425
4. Pentium 4 3.0C/Epox i865PE (200/400) 429
5. Pentium 4 3.0C/SiS 655FX (200/400) 447
6. Pentium 4 3.0C/Gigabyte 655FX (200/400) 443

Office Productivity (FSB/Memory)

1 Pentium 4 3.0C/Asus i875P (200/400) 237
2. Pentium 4 3.0C/Epox i875P (200/400) 244
3. Pentium 4 3.0C/Abit i865PE (200/400) 221
4. Pentium 4 3.0C/Epox i865PE (200/400) 226
5. Pentium 4 3.0C/SiS 655FX (200/400) 247
6. Pentium 4 3.0C/Gigabyte 655FX (200/400) 242

Here we see that the Gigabyte GA-8S655FX Ultra is a tad slower than the reference SiS 655FX motherboard. Still it performs very well, better than the i865PE based motherboards.

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 Creation (FSB/Memory) Score Ranking
1. Pentium 4 3.0C/Asus i875P (200/400) 48.5
2. Pentium 4 3.0C/Epox i875P (200/400) 48.3
3. Pentium 4 3.0C/Abit i865PE (200/400) 47.4
4. Pentium 4 3.0C/Epox i865PE (200/400) 48.6
5. Pentium 4 3.0C/SiS 655FX (200/400) 49.8
6. Pentium 4 3.0C/Gigabyte 655FX (200/400) 48.4

Business Winstone (FSB/Memory)

1 Pentium 4 3.0C/Asus i875P (200/400) 34.5
2. Pentium 4 3.0C/Epox i875P (200/400) 34.6
3. Pentium 4 3.0C/Abit i865PE (200/400) 33.3
4. Pentium 4 3.0C/Epox i865PE (200/400) 33.4
5. Pentium 4 3.0C/SiS 655FX (200/400) 37.5
6. Pentium 4 3.0C/Gigabyte 655FX (200/400) 37.1

In the Winstone 2002 benchmarks we see again the Gigabyte GA-8S655FX is a tad slower than the reference board. Still performance is very good, the 655FX gives the i865PE/i875P based motherboards a good run for their money.

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Contents of Article: Gigabyte GA-8S655FX Ultra
 Pg 1.  Gigabyte GA-8S655FX Ultra SiS655FX Motherboard
 Pg 2.  Layout and RAID
 Pg 3.  What is HyperStreaming?
 Pg 4.  Key Technologies of HyperStreaming
 Pg 5.  Intelligent Arbitration
 Pg 6.  The motherboards BIOS
 Pg 7.  — System Spec's and Benchmarks
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: Winbench 99, SiSoft Sandra 2003
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: PCMark2002, 3DMark2001SE
 Pg 10.  Benchmarks: Quake III Arena, UT2003
 Pg 11.  Springdale has some real competition

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