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ECS KN1 Extreme nForce 4 Ultra Motherboard Review

ECS KN1 Extreme nForce 4 Ultra Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Hardware features on the socket 939 AMD Athlon64 ECS KN1 Extreme include an additional Serial ATA/IDE RAID controller, IEEE 1394a, a 5.1 audio codec and two network cards.
 80% Rating:   
Filed under: Motherboards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: ECS Aug 11 2005   Colin Sun  
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Benchmarks: UT2004, Doom 3

Unreal Tournament 2004

Source: Epic

Unreal Tournament 2004 is the sequel to the highly popular UT2003 and uses the very latest Unreal Engine technology. Unreal Tournament 2004 employs the use of Vertex and Pixel Shaders and it's recommended that you use a DirectX 9 videocard if you plan to play competitively.

UT2004
dm-rankin FPS Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 109.64
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 113.86
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 121.22
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 126.86
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400 X800 XT) 103.57
Foxconn WinFast NF4K8AC-8EKRS (NF4 200/400) 111.64
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 114.65
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 115.55
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 124.07
Asus A8N-SLI Premium (NF4 SLI 200/400) 130.47
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI 200/400) 122.5
Foxconn WinFast NF4SK8AA-8KRS (NF4 SLI 200/400) 124.55
ECS KN1 Extreme (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 118.41
as-convoy FPS Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 70.34
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 73.1
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 73.45
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 85.57
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400 X800 XT) 66.53
Foxconn WinFast NF4K8AC-8EKRS (NF4 200/400) 72.24
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 73.97
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 74.68
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 79.43
Asus A8N-SLI Premium (NF4 SLI 200/400) 87.65
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI 200/400) 78.59
Foxconn WinFast NF4SK8AA-8KRS (NF4 SLI 200/400) 83.84
ECS KN1 Extreme (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 76.21
ctf-bridgeoffate FPS Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 150.44
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 156.65
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 158.15
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 176.08
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400 X800 XT) 143.4
Foxconn WinFast NF4K8AC-8EKRS (NF4 200/400) 154.99
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 161.03
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 158.58
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 172.21
Asus A8N-SLI Premium (NF4 SLI 200/400) 181.08
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI 200/400) 169.47
Foxconn WinFast NF4SK8AA-8KRS (NF4 SLI 200/400) 171.79
ECS KN1 Extreme (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 162.78

UT2004 numbers are satisfactory, though somewhat off the high curve set by the NF4 SLI motherboards.

Doom 3

Source: id Software

Doom 3 is the most advanced game to date. it takes advantage of the latest videocard technology and pushes the processing power of the CPU to its absolute limit. At its highest setting, Ultra quality, texture sizes pass the 500MB mark which means even tomorrow's videocards will have a hard time running everything. The frame rates in the game itself are locked at 60 fps so anything above that point is wasted. Each test is run three times with the third run being recorded.

Doom3
LQ 640x480: Points Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 102.7
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 108.2
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 107.4
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 115
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400 X800 XT) 108.4
Foxconn WinFast NF4K8AC-8EKRS (NF4 200/400) 122.2
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 120.3
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 108.5
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 117.5
Asus A8N-SLI Premium (NF4 SLI 200/400) 118.2
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI 200/400) 115.7
Foxconn WinFast NF4SK8AA-8KRS (NF4 SLI 200/400) 112.3
ECS KN1 Extreme (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 112.5

In the final benchmark, Doom3, the ECS KN1 Extreme motherboard does quite well for itself. I think any user would be pleased with its performance.

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Contents of Article: ECS KN1 Extreme
 Pg 1.  ECS KN1 Extreme nForce 4 Ultra Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Onboard Features and Extra's
 Pg 3.  ECS' Unique BIOS Backup System
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: SYSmark2004
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: Winstone 2004, Winbench 99
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra, Super Pi
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: PCMark04, 3DMark2001
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: 3DMark05, Comanche 4
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: X2: The Threat, UT2003
 Pg 10.  — Benchmarks: UT2004, Doom 3
 Pg 11.  ECS is on the prowl

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