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Biostar P4M890-M7 VIA P4M890 Core 2 Duo Motherboard Review

Biostar P4M890-M7 VIA P4M890 Core 2 Duo Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: When it comes to the essentials, this board offers exactly what you need to build a simple working computer.
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External Mfg. Website: Biostar Dec 28 2006   Max Page  
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Motherboard Benchmarks: Office Productivity, SiSoft Sandra

Office Productivity Source: Zdnet

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.

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.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportOffice Productivity
Business Winstone 2004: Points Ranking
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800 A64 5000+) 29.1
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800 A64 5000+) 30.3
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 29.6
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 30.4
Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X 200/667 PD 840) 26.1
Foxconn 955X7AA-8EKRS2 (955X 200/667 PD 840) 25.2
Foxconn 945P7AA-8EKRS2 (945P 200/667 PD 840) 26.5
MSI P4N Diamond (NF4 SLI 200/800 PD 840) 26.1
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 200/800 PD 840) 25.8
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (NF 590 SLI 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 32.5
Foxconn 975X7AB-8EKRS2H (975X 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 32.6
MSI 975X Platinum (975X 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 32.7
Asus P5B (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 32.5
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 32.3
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 31.9
Foxconn P9657AA-8KS2H (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 31.6
MSI P965 Platinum (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 32.5
Gigabyte GA-945GM-S2 (945G 200/667 Core 2 Duo Onboard Video) 32
Biostar P4M890-M7 (P4M890 200/533 Core 2 Duo Onboard Video) 30.6
Content Creation 2004: Points Ranking
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800 A64 5000+) 42
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800 A64 5000+) 41.8
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 41.2
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 41.7
Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X 200/667 PD 840) 33.2
Foxconn 955X7AA-8EKRS2 (955X 200/667 PD 840) 32.6
Foxconn 945P7AA-8EKRS2 (945P 200/667 PD 840) 33.3
MSI P4N Diamond (NF4 SLI 200/800 PD 840) 33
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 200/800 PD 840) 34.2
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (NF 590 SLI 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 43.8
Foxconn 975X7AB-8EKRS2H (975X 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 43.6
MSI 975X Platinum (975X 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 43.6
Asus P5B (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 43.3
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 43
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 43.4
Foxconn P9657AA-8KS2H (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 43.2
MSI P965 Platinum (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 43.5
Gigabyte GA-945GM-S2 (945G 200/667 Core 2 Duo Onboard Video) 42.7
Biostar P4M890-M7 (P4M890 200/533 Core 2 Duo Onboard Video) 41.5

Things are surprisingly close in the Office Productivity tests. The Biostar P4M890-M7 is certainly putting on a good show. For simple email and workstation type tasks this ~$50 Biostar motherboard is well equipped.

SiSoft Sandra 2005 Source: Sandra

Sandra is designed to test the theoretical power of a complete system as well as the individual components. The results are also purely theoretical and may not represent real world performance.

Sisoft Sandra 2005 Benchmark Results
Multimedia Benchmark CPU Benchmark Memory Benchmark
Motherboard Integer SSE2: Floating-Point SSE2: Dhrystone SSE2: Whetstone SSE2: Integer SSE2: Float SSE2:
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800 A64 5000+) 48799 53396 21837 8172 FPU / 10620 SSE2 6688 6607
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800 A64 5000+) 49031 53788 22011 8263 FPU / 10700 SSE2 6737 6656
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 48963 53456 22014 8266 FPU / 10718 SSE2 6694 6612
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 49006 53359 22011 8263 FPU / 10701 SSE2 6646 6565
Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X 200/667 PD 840) 35956 42846 17351 4601 FPU / 7913 SSE2 5097 5097
Foxconn 955X7AA-8EKRS2 (955X 200/667 PD 840) 36082 42781 17356 4594 FPU / 7923 SSE2 5103 5106
Foxconn 945P7AA-8EKRS2 (945P 200/667 PD 840) 35865 42555 17272 4582 FPU / 7880 SSE2 5036 5040
MSI P4N Diamond (NF4 SLI 200/800 PD 840) 36212 42926 17400 4618 FPU / 7952 SSE2 5015 5020
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 200/800 PD 840) 36562 43384 17621 4668 FPU / 8036 SSE2 5183 5182
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (NF 590 SLI 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 63545 71756 29211 7312 FPU / 10763 SSE2 5214 5175
Foxconn 975X7AB-8EKRS2H (975X 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 62560 70920 28774 7228 SSE2 / 10672 SSE2 5643 5596
Asus P5B (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 62814 71756 29142 7328 FPU / 10785 SSE2 5618 5584
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 62807 71205 28923 7258 FPU / 10712 SSE2 5651 5599
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 63606 71990 29230 7361 FPU / 10793 SSE2 5593 5528
Foxconn P9657AA-8KS2H (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 63045 71513 29014 7318 FPU / 10762 SSE2 5613 5578
MSI 975X Platinum (975X 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 63124 71956 28962 7314 FPU / 10758 SSE2 5555 5484
MSI P965 Platinum (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 63218 71859 29063 7325 FPU / 10757 SSE2 5521 5486
Gigabyte GA-945GM-S2 (945G 200/667 Core 2 Duo GMA950 Onboard Video) 62265 70603 28690 7176 FPU / 10639 SSE2 5098 5065
Biostar P4M890-M7 (P4M890 200/533 Core 2 Duo Onboard Video) 62145 70556 28635 7143 FPU / 10655 SSE2 3242

3218

Units:

it/s it/s MIPS MFLOPS MB/s MB/s

SiSoft Sandra processor numbers are in line with what we'd expect from an Intel Core 2 Duo system, but the memory is low because of the single channel DDR2-533 MHz memory controller.

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Contents of Article: Biostar P4M890-M7
 Pg 1.  Biostar P4M890-M7 VIA P4M890 Core 2 Duo Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  VIA P4M890 and VT8237R+ Chipsets
 Pg 3.  Biostar P4M890-M7 Motherboard Highlights
 Pg 4.  Overclocking the tiny Biostar motherboard
 Pg 5.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Sysmark 2004
 Pg 6.  Motherboard Benchmarks: PC WorldBench 5.0
 Pg 7.  — Motherboard Benchmarks: Office Productivity, SiSoft Sandra
 Pg 8.  Motherboard Benchmarks: SuperPi, PCMark05
 Pg 9.  Motherboard Benchmarks: 3DMark05, 3DMark06
 Pg 10.  Motherboard Benchmarks: FarCry, Doom 3, Quake 4
 Pg 11.  Workstation Magic, Low End Surprise

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