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Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 Motherboard Review

Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The new Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 motherboard is based on the VIA K8T800 Pro chipset, and with a sticker price of $135CDN is quite a steal next to the competition.
 88% Rating:   
Filed under: Motherboards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Soltek Nov 28 2004   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Motherboards > Soltek SL-K8TPro-939

System Specs and Benchmarks

PCStats Test System Specs:
Processor:

AMD Athlon64 4000+

Clock Speed:

12 x 200 MHz = 2.4 GHz

Motherboards:

MSI K8T Neo2 FIR (K8T800 Pro)*
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (NF3 Ultra)*
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra)*
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 (NF4 Ultra)**
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (ALi M1689)*
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro)*

Videocard:

Asus X800XT/VTD*
MSI RX800XT-VTD256**

Memory:

2x 512MB Mushkin PC3200 Special Ed.

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

WindowsXP Build 2600
VIA 4in1 4.53V
Forceware 4.34
Forceware 6.10 Beta
Catalyst 4.9

Workstation Benchmarks

SYSMark 2004
Business Winstone 2004
Content Creation 2004
Super Pi
SiSoft Sandra 2004
PCMark04
3DMark2001SE
3DMark05
AquaMark3
Comanche 4
X2: The Threat
UT2003
UT2004
Doom 3

*Using the Asus X800XT/TVD which is based on the Radeon X800XT PE GPU. **Using the PCI Express-based MSI RX800XT-VTD256 which uses the Radeon X800XT GPU (slightly slower than the Asus card).

SYSmark 2004 Source: Bapco

SYSmark 2004 is BAPCo's latest revision of the mainstream office productivity and Internet content creation benchmark used to characterize the performance of the business client. It is based on a foundation of extensive research into emerging usage models and computing trends and incorporates the latest benchmarking methodologies to evaluate platform technologies. SYSmark 2004 contains scientifically designed workloads that represent the range of activities that an office productivity or Internet content creation work may encounter. In addition to extensive validation across multiple platforms, users can be sure of a consistent and reliable performance comparison.

SysMark 2004
Internet Overall: Points Ranking
MSI K8T Neo2-FIR (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 222
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 225
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 224
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 230
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 202
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 228
3D Creation: Points Ranking
MSI K8T Neo2-FIR (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 220
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 219
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 211
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 215
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 202
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 219
2D Creation: Points Ranking
MSI K8T Neo2-FIR (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 244
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 268
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 269
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 276
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 246
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 273
Web Publication Points Ranking
MSI K8T Neo2-FIR (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 205
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 195
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 197
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 205
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 167
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 198
Office Overall: Points Ranking
MSI K8T Neo2-FIR (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 212
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 201
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 204
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 208
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 201
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 211
Communication: Points Ranking
MSI K8T Neo2-FIR (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 218
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 206
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 208
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 217
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 210
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 218
Document Creation: Points Ranking
MSI K8T Neo2-FIR (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 226
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 217
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 216
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 221
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 217
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 223
Data Analysis: Points Ranking
MSI K8T Neo2-FIR (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 194
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 182
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 183
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 189
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 177
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 193

Things certainly start off well for the Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 motherboard! It's able to beat out the extremely quick Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 nForce4 motherboard which is impressive. Overall, it was one of the fastest boards in this test.

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Contents of Article: Soltek SL-K8TPro-939
 Pg 1.  Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Board details and Printer issues
 Pg 3.  BIOS Shots
 Pg 4.  — System Specs and Benchmarks
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: Winstone 2004, Winbench 99
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra 2004, Super Pi
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: PCMark04, 3DMark2001
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: 3DMark05, AquaMark03
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: Comanche 4, X2: The Threat, UT2003
 Pg 10.  Benchmarks: UT2004, Doom 3
 Pg 11.  Maximum Motherboard Overclock and Conclusion

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