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ECS RS480-M Crossfire Xpress 200 K8 Motherboard Review

ECS RS480-M Crossfire Xpress 200 K8 Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The ECS RS480-M is based on the ATi CrossFire Xpress 200 chipset, so you know that the onboard video will be a class above the alternatives.
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Filed under: Motherboards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: ECS Jun 28 2006   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Motherboards > ECS RS480-M

Prelude to Benchmarks, SYSmark 2004

The details of how the ECS RS480-M motherboardtest system was configured for benchmarking; the specific hardware, software drivers, operating system and benchmark versions is indicated below. In the second column are the general specs for the reference platforms this ATI RS480 based motherboard is to be compared against. Please take a moment to look over PCSTATS test system configurations before moving on to the individual benchmark results on the next page.

PCSTATS Test System Configurations
Test System Reference System
Processor:

AMD Athlon64 4000+

Clock Speed:

12 x 200 MHz = 2.4 GHz

Motherboard: ECS RS480-M (RS480)

Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890)
MSI
RS480M2-IL (RS480)
ECS KA1-MVP Extreme (RXpress 1600)
ASRock
939Dual-SATA2 (ULi M1695)
Chaintech
Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra)
ABIT
AN8 32X (NF4 SLI x16)
DFI
LANPartyUT NF4 SLI-DR Expert (NF4 SLI)
DFI
LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI)

Videocard: MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256E (office bencharks with integrated video)
Memory:

2x 512MB OCZ Gold GX PC3500 DDR

Hard Drive: 74GB Western Digital Raptor WD740
CDROM: AOpen Combo 52x
PowerSupply: PC Power & Cooling TurboCool 510 SLI
Heatsink: Athlon64 4000+ Reference Heatsink
Software Setup:

Microsoft WindowsXP SP2
nVIDIA Forceware 6.70
nVIDIA Forceware 91.27

Benchmarks:

SYSMark 2004
Business Winstone 2004
Content Creation 2004
Super Pi
SiSoft Sandra 2005
PCMark05
3DMark05
3DMark06
UT2004
FarCry
Doom 3

Quake 4

SYSmark2004 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.

SYSmark2004
Internet Overall: Points Ranking
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 218
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400) 212
ECS KA1-MVP Extreme (Rxpress 1600 200/400) 235
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 236
ABIT AN8 32X (NF4 SLI x16 200/400) 232
DFI LANPartyUT NF4 SLI-DR Expert (NF4 SLI 200/400) 240
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4-SLI 200/400) 232
ECS RS480-M (RS480 200/400) 218
3D Creation: Points Ranking
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 212
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400) 207
ECS KA1-MVP Extreme (Rxpress 1600 200/400) 221
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 217
ABIT AN8 32X (NF4 SLI x16 200/400) 218
DFI LANPartyUT NF4 SLI-DR Expert (NF4 SLI 200/400) 222
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4-SLI 200/400) 208
ECS RS480-M (RS480 200/400) 210
2D Creation: Points Ranking
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 264
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400) 258
ECS KA1-MVP Extreme (Rxpress 1600 200/400) 284
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 293
ABIT AN8 32X (NF4 SLI x16 200/400) 285
DFI LANPartyUT NF4 SLI-DR Expert (NF4 SLI 200/400) 285
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4-SLI 200/400) 291
ECS RS480-M (RS480 200/400) 255
Web Publication Points Ranking
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 187
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400) 175
ECS KA1-MVP Extreme (Rxpress 1600 200/400) 206
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 206
ABIT AN8 32X (NF4 SLI x16 200/400) 201
DFI LANPartyUT NF4 SLI-DR Expert (NF4 SLI 200/400) 207
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4-SLI 200/400) 206
ECS RS480-M (RS480 200/400) 185
Office Overall: Points Ranking
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 207
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400) 210
ECS KA1-MVP Extreme (Rxpress 1600 200/400) 222
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 218
ABIT AN8 32X (NF4 SLI x16 200/400) 214
DFI LANPartyUT NF4 SLI-DR Expert (NF4 SLI 200/400) 220
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4-SLI 200/400) 219
ECS RS480-M (RS480 200/400) 213
Communication: Points Ranking
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 212
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400) 233
ECS KA1-MVP Extreme (Rxpress 1600 200/400) 255
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 247
ABIT AN8 32X (NF4 SLI x16 200/400) 242
DFI LANPartyUT NF4 SLI-DR Expert (NF4 SLI 200/400) 251
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4-SLI 200/400) 245
ECS RS480-M (RS480 200/400) 240
Document Creation: Points Ranking
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 223
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400) 218
ECS KA1-MVP Extreme (Rxpress 1600 200/400) 219
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 224
ABIT AN8 32X (NF4 SLI x16 200/400) 215
DFI LANPartyUT NF4 SLI-DR Expert (NF4 SLI 200/400) 222
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4-SLI 200/400) 226
ECS RS480-M (RS480 200/400) 210
Data Analysis: Points Ranking
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 188
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400) 182
ECS KA1-MVP Extreme (Rxpress 1600 200/400) 196
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 187
ABIT AN8 32X (NF4 SLI x16 200/400) 188
DFI LANPartyUT NF4 SLI-DR Expert (NF4 SLI 200/400) 193
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4-SLI 200/400) 189
ECS RS480-M (RS480 200/400) 185

SYSMark2004 results for the ECS RS480-M motherboard are pretty strong in this office oriented application. The system is able to keep with much higher end motherboards quite easily. This underscores how computers destined for office oriented tasks can vary wildly in terms of hardware but still provide great results. Next is Winstone 2004, another office productivity benchmark.

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Contents of Article: ECS RS480-M
 Pg 1.  ECS RS480-M Crossfire Xpress 200 K8 Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  RS480-M Motherboard Highlights
 Pg 3.  Radeon Xpress 200 Overclocking
 Pg 4.  — Prelude to Benchmarks, SYSmark 2004
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: Office Productivity, SiSoft Sandra, Super Pi
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: PCMark05, 3DMark05
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: 3DMark06, FarCry, X3: Reunion
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: UT2004, Doom 3, Quake 4
 Pg 9.  Worthwhile Budget Motherboard?

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