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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.
 77% Rating:   
Filed under: Motherboards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: ECS Jun 28 2006   Colin Sun  
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Benchmarks: PCMark05, 3DMark05

PCMark05 Source: FutureMark

PCMark05 is a premium tool for measuring both normal home use and simple 3D performance of the latest PC hardware. There are 11 system tests - each one is designed to represent a certain type of PC usage. By running these tests, PCMark05 stresses the components in a similar manner as they are stressed in normal home usage.

PCMark05:
Overall Points Ranking
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 4569
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400) 4465
ECS KA1-MVP Extreme (Rxpress 1600 200/400) 4685
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 4676
ABIT AN8 32X (NF4 SLI x16 200/400) 4666
DFI LANPartyUT NF4 SLI-DR Expert (NF4 SLI 200/400) 4708
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4-SLI 200/400) 4716
ECS RS480-M (RS480 200/400) 4575
CPU Points Ranking
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 3402
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400) 3375
ECS KA1-MVP Extreme (Rxpress 1600 200/400) 3416
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 3416
ABIT AN8 32X (NF4 SLI x16 200/400) 3464
DFI LANPartyUT NF4 SLI-DR Expert (NF4 SLI 200/400) 3419
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4-SLI 200/400) 3451
ECS RS480-M (RS480 200/400) 3418
Memory Points Ranking
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 4473
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400) 4204
ECS KA1-MVP Extreme (Rxpress 1600 200/400) 4418
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 4425
ABIT AN8 32X (NF4 SLI x16 200/400) 4513
DFI LANPartyUT NF4 SLI-DR Expert (NF4 SLI 200/400) 4449
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4-SLI 200/400) 4562
ECS RS480-M (RS480 200/400) 4312
HDD Points Ranking
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 6710
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400) 5493
ECS KA1-MVP Extreme (Rxpress 1600 200/400) 6671
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 6951
ABIT AN8 32X (NF4 SLI x16 200/400) 6863
DFI LANPartyUT NF4 SLI-DR Expert (NF4 SLI 200/400) 6945
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4-SLI 200/400) 6945
ECS RS480-M (RS480 200/400) 5846

PCMark05 numbers are decent, yet the ECS RS480-M trails the other platforms slightly in the HDD section. Looks like ATi still has a bit of tweaking to do to get the HDD performance up higher.

3DMark05 Source: FutureMark

3DMark05 is best suited for the latest generation of DirectX9.0 graphics cards. It is the first benchmark to require a DirectX9.0 compliant hardware with support for Pixel Shaders 2.0 or higher! By combining high quality 3D tests, CPU tests, feature tests, image quality tools, and much more, 3DMark05 is a premium benchmark for evaluating the latest generation of gaming hardware.

3DMark05
Overall: Points Ranking
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 7588
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400) 7568
ECS KA1-MVP Extreme (Rxpress 1600 200/400) 7615
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 7676
ABIT AN8 32X (NF4 SLI x16 200/400) 7629
DFI LANPartyUT NF4 SLI-DR Expert (NF4 SLI 200/400) 7680
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI 200/400) 7681
ECS RS480-M (RS480 200/400 CrossFire Xpress 200) 623
ECS RS480-M (RS480 200/400 GeForce 7800GTX) 7561
CPU: Points Ranking
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 5044
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400) 4881
ECS KA1-MVP Extreme (Rxpress 1600 200/400) 5423
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 5549
ABIT AN8 32X (NF4 SLI x16 200/400) 5410
DFI LANPartyUT NF4 SLI-DR Expert (NF4 SLI 200/400) 5493
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI 200/400) 5513
ECS RS480-M (RS480 200/400 CrossFire Xpress 200) 4315
ECS RS480-M (RS480 200/400 GeForce 7800GTX) 5347

When a GeForce 7800GTX videocard is used for this gaming benchmark, the system scores as expected. The onboard ATI CrossFire Xpress 200 videocard is a little weak for this application and the results highlight that fact.

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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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