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AOpen EX915 XCube SFF PC Review

AOpen EX915 XCube SFF PC Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: This is a 'barebones' kit, meaning that you get the case with the motherboard pre-installed, but you need to purchase and install the processor, RAM, hard drive and optical drive(s) yourself.
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External Mfg. Website: AOpen Mar 11 2005   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Computer / SFF PCs > AOpen EX915 XCube

The Blue BIOS

In the XCube's BIOS settings, we find all the usual memory tweaks we'd expect from a decent motherboard. CAS Latency, RAS to CAS and RAS Precharge are all present. We can select the frequency at which the memory runs, 333, 400 or 533 MHz. As you can see there are also a few PCI Express options for users to play with.

According to the BIOS, the motherboard can be tuned from 200-400 MHz FSB in 1 MHz increments. It doesn't look like anyone will ever hit those speeds with this PC though. Maximum memory voltage is 2.775V, and NB is 1.6V, but there are no CPU voltage adjustments.

PCStats Test System Specs:
Processor:

Intel Pentium 4 3.2E

Clock Speed:

16 x 200 MHz = 3.2 GHz

16 x 244 MHz = 3.9 GHz

Motherboards:

Gigabyte GA-8ANXP-D (925X)*
Gigabyte GA-8GPNXP (915P)**
Albatron Mars PX915G Pro (915G)**
AOpen EX915 XCube (915G)*

Videocard:

Albatron Trinity PC5900*
Gigabyte GV-NX57128D**

Memory:

2x 256MB Samsung PC3700 (DDR2)
2x 256MB Corsair TwinX 3200LL

Hard Drive: 40GB Western Digital Special Ed
CDROM: NEC 52x CD-ROM
PowerSupply: Vantec 400B iON
Software Setup

WindowsXP Build 2600
Intel INF 5.10.1012
Forceware 60.85

Workstation Benchmarks

SYSMark 2004
Business Winstone 2002
Content Creation 2002
Winbench 99
SiSoft Sandra 2004
Super Pi
PCMark2002
PCMark04
3DMark2001SE
AquaMark3
Comanche 4
X2: The Threat
UT2003

* - Albatron GeForcePCX 5900 videocard used. ** Gigabyte GeForcePCX 5750 videocard used.

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Contents of Article: AOpen EX915 XCube
 Pg 1.  AOpen EX915 XCube SFF PC Review
 Pg 2.  More than meets the eye
 Pg 3.  Inside the mini beast
 Pg 4.  Power Supply and Installation
 Pg 5.  — The Blue BIOS
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: SYSmark2004
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: Winstone 2002, Winbench 99
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra 2004, Super Pi
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: PCMark2002, PCMark04
 Pg 10.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, Comanche 4
 Pg 11.  Benchmarks: X2: The Threat, UT2003
 Pg 12.  Loads of power!

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