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Albatron K8SLI Motherboard Review

Albatron K8SLI Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The Albatron K8SLI motherboard being tested over the following pages is a compact nVidia nForce4 SLI board that packs in quite a bit into a small space.
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External Mfg. Website: albatron May 30 2005   Colin Sun  
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Benchmarks: X2: The Threat, UT2003

X2: The Threat Source: Egosoft

A completely rewritten 3D engine based on DirectX8 encompasses many visual effects such as volumetric Nebulae (gas clouds) that have a real impact in the game (you can hide in them) and many new engine, shield, weapon and explosion effects. Objects cast real dynamic 3D shadows! Dynamic DP3 bump mapping allows a previously unseen level of detail.

X2 The Threat
640x480 FPS Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 189.189
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 192.078
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 198.56
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 208.974
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 172.74
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 171.042
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 211.237
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 194.682
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4-SLI 200/400 X800XT) 185.347
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4-SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 183.146
Albatron K8SLI (NF4-SLI 200/400 X800XT) 177.958
Albatron K8SLI (NF4-SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 163.875

The Albatron K8SLI performs a bit slower in X2: The Threat and I'm not sure why. We reran the benchmark a couple of times and got similar results. A couple of our NF4 Ultra boards have also had this issue.

Unreal Tournament 2003

Source: Epic

Unreal Tournament 2003 is the sequel to 1999's multiple 'Game of the Year' award winner. It uses the very latest Unreal Engine technology - where graphics, sound and game play are taken beyond the bleeding edge. Unreal Tournament 2003 employs the use of Vertex as well as Pixel Shaders and it's recommended that you use a DirectX 8 videocard to get the most out of the game.

UT2003 - Flyby:
640x480 FPS Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 342.59
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 353.64
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 346.19
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 352.72
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 346.29
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 349.16
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 364.11
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 301.41
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4-SLI 200/400 X800XT) 361.62
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4-SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 297.14
Albatron K8SLI (NF4-SLI 200/400 X800XT) 350
Albatron K8SLI (NF4-SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 285.89
UT2003 - Botmatch:
640x480 FPS Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 107.93
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 111.36
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 109.58
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 111.01
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 109.04
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 108.81
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 115.15
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 107.01
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4-SLI 200/400 X800XT) 114.12
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4-SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 106.82
Albatron K8SLI (NF4-SLI 200/400 X800XT) 108.48
Albatron K8SLI (NF4-SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 101.87

UT2003 framerates are good and even the most hardcore gamer would not notice the difference between this motherboard and the other models.

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Contents of Article: albatron K8SLI
 Pg 1.  Albatron K8SLI Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Dynamic Overclocking Albatron style...
 Pg 3.  Benchmarks: SYSmark 2004
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: Winstone 2004, Winbench 99
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra 2005, Super Pi
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: PCMark04, 3DMark2001
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: 3DMark05, Comanche 4
 Pg 8.  — Benchmarks: X2: The Threat, UT2003
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: UT2004, Doom 3
 Pg 10.  SLI Switchless, Compact PCB

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