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Albatron K8X890 Pro II K8T890 Motherboard Review

Albatron K8X890 Pro II K8T890 Motherboard Review  - PCSTATS
Abstract: The VIA K8T890 chipset supports PCI Express, so as you'd expect we see a full PCI Express x16 video slot on this board.
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External Mfg. Website: Albatron Feb 17 2005   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Motherboards > Albatron K8X890 Pro II

Benchmarks: Winstone 2004, Winbench 99

Winstone 2004 Source: Zdnet

Content Creation Winstone 2004 is a system-level, application-based benchmark that measures a PC's overall performance when running top, Windows-based, 32-bit, content creation applications in Windows XP.

Business Winstone 2004 runs real applications through a series of scripted activities and uses the time a PC takes to complete these activities to produce its performance scores.

Winstone 2004
Business Winstone 2004: Points Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 27
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 28.6
MSI K8T Neo2-FIR (K8T800 Pro 200/400) N/A
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (NF3 Ultra 200/400) N/A
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 29.4
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 33.4
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 29.3
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 28.6
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 27.3
Content Creation 2004: Points Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 34.7
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 37.2
MSI K8T Neo2-FIR (K8T800 Pro 200/400) N/A
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (NF3 Ultra 200/400) N/A
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 35.9
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 36.3
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 35.7
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 35.1
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 36.2

These results are quite interesting; in Business Winstone 2004 the Albatron K8X890 Pro II does not do that well, but in Content Creation 2004, the motherboard is near the top. Overall, the motherboard is showing excellent performance so far.

Winbench 99 Source: Zdnet

WinBench 99 is a subsystem-level benchmark that measures the performance of a PC's graphical, disk, and video subsystems in a Windows environment. WinBench 99's tests can run on Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows XP systems.

Winbench 99
Business Disk WinMark: Points Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 30000
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 9990
MSI K8T Neo2-FIR (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 19600
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 19400
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 19200
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 18900
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 8530
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 4060
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 10700
High-End Disk WinMark: Points Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 51800
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 34900
MSI K8T Neo2-FIR (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 43300
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 41000
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 42600
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 36900
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 33600
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 31900
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 38500
Business Graphics WinMark: Points Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 1580
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 1700
MSI K8T Neo2-FIR (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 1490
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 1580
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 1560
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 1710
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 1470
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 916
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 1640
High-End Graphics WinMark: Points Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 2470
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 2650
MSI K8T Neo2-FIR (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 2460
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 2490
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 2480
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 2660
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 2230
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 2130
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 2560

The HDD numbers from the Albatron K8X890 Pro II are lower than we expected, but results from this portion of the benchmark tend to be all over the map with newer chipsets. Otherwise, the motherboard performs in line with the upper echelon of our test group.

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Contents of Article: Albatron K8X890 Pro II
 Pg 1.  Albatron K8X890 Pro II K8T890 Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  The sexy new K8T890 chipset!
 Pg 3.  Albatron's BIOS
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: SYSmark 2004
 Pg 5.  — Benchmarks: Winstone 2004, Winbench 99
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra 2004, Super Pi
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: PCMark04, 3DMark2001
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: 3DMark05, AquaMark3
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: Comanche 4, X2: The Threat, UT2003
 Pg 10.  Benchmarks: UT2004, Doom 3

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