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Biostar TF8200 A2+ GeForce 8200 Motherboard Review

Biostar TF8200 A2+ GeForce 8200 Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: As integrated graphics processors (IGP) have matured they've also started gaining features and capabilites that were once the sole province of discrete videocards.
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External Mfg. Website: Biostar Dec 15 2008   Julian Apong  
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Motherboard Benchmarks: PCMark Vantage

Futuremark PCMark Vantage 1.0.0.0 Source: FutureMark

PCMark® Vantage is the first objective hardware performance benchmark for PCs running 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows Vista. PCMark Vantage is perfectly suited for benchmarking any type of Windows Vista PC from multi media home entertainment systems and laptops to dedicated workstations and hi-end gaming rigs. Regardless of whether the benchmarker is an artist or an IT Professional, PCMark Vantage shows the user where their system soars or falls flat, and how to get the most performance possible out of their hardware. PCMark Vantage is easy enough for even the most casual enthusiast to use yet supports in-depth, professional industry grade testing.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportFuturemark PCMark Vantage 1.0.0.0
Overall: Points Ranking
Foxconn A7DA-S (790GX 200/800 GF 8800GTS) 3724
Biostar TF8200 A2+ (GF8200 200/800 GF 8800GTS) 3778
ECS A780GM-A (AMD 780G 200/800 GF 8800GTS) 3702
Memory: Points Ranking
Foxconn A7DA-S (790GX 200/800 GF 8800GTS) 3163
Biostar TF8200 A2+ (GF8200 200/800 GF 8800GTS) 3199
ECS A780GM-A (AMD 780G 200/800 GF 8800GTS) 3253
TV and Movies: Points Ranking
Foxconn A7DA-S (790GX 200/800 GF 8800GTS) 2642
Biostar TF8200 A2+ (GF8200 200/800 GF 8800GTS) 2641
ECS A780GM-A (AMD 780G 200/800 GF 8800GTS) 2731
Gaming: Points Ranking
Foxconn A7DA-S (790GX 200/800 GF 8800GTS) 3894
Biostar TF8200 A2+ (GF8200 200/800 GF 8800GTS) 3822
ECS A780GM-A (AMD 780G 200/800 GF 8800GTS) 3830
Music: Points Ranking
Foxconn A7DA-S (790GX 200/800 GF 8800GTS) 3901
Biostar TF8200 A2+ (GF8200 200/800 GF 8800GTS) 3910
ECS A780GM-A (AMD 780G 200/800 GF 8800GTS) 3949
Communications: Points Ranking
Foxconn A7DA-S (790GX 200/800 GF 8800GTS) 3073
Biostar TF8200 A2+ (GF8200 200/800 GF 8800GTS) 3135
ECS A780GM-A (AMD 780G 200/800 GF 8800GTS) 3064
Productivity: Points Ranking
Foxconn A7DA-S (790GX 200/800 GF 8800GTS) 3476
Biostar TF8200 A2+ (GF8200 200/800 GF 8800GTS) 3401
ECS A780GM-A (AMD 780G 200/800 GF 8800GTS) 3481
HDD: Points Ranking
Foxconn A7DA-S (790GX 200/800 GF 8800GTS) 4130
Biostar TF8200 A2+ (GF8200 200/800 GF 8800GTS) 4290
ECS A780GM-A (AMD 780G 200/800 GF 8800GTS) 4146

No real surprises here. Again the TF8200 A2+ platform is right in the middle. High Definition playback tests are next up.

High Definition Content Playback - HDD

Source: AMD.com

Playing high definition content on current generation PCs can bog down even the fastest processors because there is more data to handle. To test the integrated graphics processor's capabilities at HD content accelerating capabilities, we played the High Definition video clip, "The Discoverers" at 720P and 1080i while monitoring the percentage of CPU utilization through Task Manager. Lower results are best.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportHDD 720p/1080i Video Playbackk (Discoverers Video Clip)
720P (Avg): Percent CPU Util. Ranking
Intel DG45ID (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 Onboard G45 ) 17
ECS G33T-M2 (Intel G33 200/800 C2D E6600 Onboard G33 Video) 18
Foxconn A7DA-S (AMD 790GX 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ onboard HD 3300 video) 30
ECS A780GM-A (AMD 780G 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ Onboard HD 3200 Video 30
Foxconn A690GM2MA-RS2H (AMD 690G 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ Onboard Video) 35
Biostar TF8200 A2+ (GF 8200 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ onboard GF 8200 video) 60
Biostar TF8200 A2+ (GF 8200 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ Geforce Boost w/h GF 8500GT) 54
1080i (Avg): Percent CPU Util. Ranking
Intel DG45ID (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 Onboard G45 ) 20
ECS G33T-M2 (Intel G33 200/800 C2D E6600 Onboard G33 Video) 22
Foxconn A7DA-S (AMD 790GX 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ onboard HD 3300 video) 49
ECS A780GM-A (AMD 780G 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ Onboard HD 3200 Video 53
Foxconn A690GM2MA-RS2H (AMD 690G 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ Onboard Video) 49
Biostar TF8200 A2+ (GF 8200 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ onboard GF 8200 video) 64
Biostar TF8200 A2+ (GF 8200 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ Geforce Boost w/h GF 8500GT) 59

Compared to the Intel DG45ID G45-based motherboard, the Biostar TF8200 A2+ and its Geforce 8200 integrated graphics chipset handle these 720p and 1080i videos being played back from the hard drive okay. Playback isn't going to be interrupted, but CPU load is comparably high vs. the alternate IGPs. Hybrid SLI does reduce CPU load by a small margin, but it is all worth it in the face of AMD's popular 780G and 690G integrated graphics chipsets?

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Contents of Article: Biostar TFA8200 A2+
 Pg 1.  Biostar TF8200 A2+ GeForce 8200 Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Motherboard Highlights Photo Gallery
 Pg 3.  Overclocking the Biostar TF8200 A2+ motherboard
 Pg 4.  Motherboard IGP/VGA Benchmarks: 3DMark06, 3DMark Vantage
 Pg 5.  Motherboard IGP/VGA Benchmarks: FEAR
 Pg 6.  Motherboard Benchmarks: SYSmark 2007, SuperPi
 Pg 7.  Motherboard Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra 2008
 Pg 8.  — Motherboard Benchmarks: PCMark Vantage
 Pg 9.  nVidia's Take on Integrated Graphics

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