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
While this is only the first test, we're very impressed to see that
the VIA PT880 handled it so well! Still beta, the PT880 comes within striking
distance of Intel's flagship
| Winstone 2002
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.
All the boards score about the same in Content
Creation, and again we see that the VIA PT880 does very well for itself. In
the Business Winstone test where the HDD comes into play a bit more, the SiS
655FX board beats out all other chipsets.