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Gigabyte GA-8TRS300M Radeon 9100 IGP Review

Gigabyte GA-8TRS300M Radeon 9100 IGP Review  - PCSTATS
Abstract: The benefit of the using the Radeon 9100 IGP chipset is that it includes a Radeon 9200 class VPU within.
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External Mfg. Website: Gigabyte Jan 16 2004   Colin Sun  
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ATi in motherboard world

Overall I'd say ATi did a good job with the Radeon 9100 IGP chipset considering it is their first foray into core logic. More competition in that arena is certainly not a bad thing, and with another major player on the market it will surely drive down prices for you and I.

Gigabyte has been a partner with ATi for a long time now, so it was only natural for them to incorporate a Radeon 9100 IGP based motherboard into their product line. In the end Gigabyte has produced a pretty solid little motherboard in the GA-8TRS300M.

In terms of features, the board includes an onboard Radeon 9200 class VPU that is second to none in the integrated world. Rounding things out is a fairly concise list of features, including; 10/100 LAN and 5.1 channel audio.

If that's not enough for you, the 8x AGP slot and three PCI slots will be able to keep most basic expansion needs satisfied. The board layouts is very good, unfortunately it seems you'll have to buy the necessary brackets should you decide to take advantage of the headers onboard...

The GA-8TRS300M was not the fastest board we've ever tested, but it was hardly a slouch compared to the high end i875P based Albatron PX875P Pro. If you're mainly working with 2D applications you won't notice the difference between this board or an i875P equipped motherboard. If you're a casual 3D gamer, the onboard Radeon 9100 IGP should be able to keep you quite happy. Overall performance is pretty solid considering the heart of the mobo is a relative newbie. If you're looking to build an office word processing system the GA-8TRS300M will suite your needs quite nicely.

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Contents of Article: Gigabyte GA-8TRS300M
 Pg 1.  Gigabyte GA-8TRS300M Radeon 9100 IGP Review
 Pg 2.  The ATI 9100 IGP
 Pg 3.  The IXP200 Southbridge
 Pg 4.  The GA-8TRS300M BIOS
 Pg 5.  System Spec's and Overclocking
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: Winstone 2002, Winbench 99
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra 2004, Super Pi
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: PCMark2002, 3DMark2001
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: AquaMark3, Comanche 4
 Pg 10.  Benchmarks: X2 The Threat, UT2003
 Pg 11.  — ATi in motherboard world

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