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Iwill WS133 i810E Motherboard Review

Iwill WS133 i810E Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: For the entry-level / budget conscious user, manufacturers have provided a solution to this market in the form of integrated motherboards. With onboard graphics, audio (usually in the form of an AC97 audio CODEC) and at times including RAID, SCSI, or an Ethernet solution, all-in-one motherboards have been accepted and implemented on a relatively wide scale.
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External Mfg. Website: Iwill May 18 2000   P. Masrani  
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Winstone Performance and Gaming Performance

For this benchmark, Winstone 99 and Content Creation Winstone 2000 have been used to test the overall performance of the test bed setup. Winstone 99 (Business Winstone 99) v1.2 is used to test the overall business performance of the computer system by using applications such as MS Office 97, Lotus Smartsuite 97, etc. Content Creation Winstone 2000 is a system-level, application-based benchmark that measures a PC's overall performance when running today's Windows-based Internet content creation applications. The test focuses on top-selling Internet content creation applications.

Each test was run 3 times with the result being the average value of the 3 test runs. Higher numbers indicate better performance.

In order to put the Iwill WS133 to the test, the following configuration was used. For comparative purposes, we have included the results of other boards tested previously on PCStats with the same configuration. Here is the test platform...

Test Bed Setup

- Celeron 400 PPGA CPU
- Soltek SL-02A++ "Slocket" Adapter
- 128MB PC100 SDRAM (CAS-2)
- 8.4GB Quantum Fireball CR Hard disk
- Windows 98 (First Edition)

Other boards in this comparison

- Soltek SL-67KV (VIA Apollo Pro 133A)
- Azza PT-810DMC (Intel 810)

- DFI CW35 (Intel 810 -- for graphical reference only!)
- The latest drivers for each motherboard was used

Gaming Performance

Here we will add performance scores of the DFI CW35 in addition to the Azza PT-810DMC. As the test bed used for the DFI CW35 consists of different hardware, it would be incorrect to add Winstone scores of the CW35 and these numbers are influenced by the system in its entirety. However, once a game is loaded into memory (hence cached), the scores become less dependant upon various components and rely more on the graphics subsystem of the motherboard. RAM would certainly play a part in this comparison but only to a limited extent. You can consider the gaming performance scores as an indication of how the WS133 performs against its competitors.

Being a low-priced solution for OEMs and system integrators, the 810 chipset line does not offer cutting edge performance as today's add on cards do. Basic and occasional gamers will find the WS133 sufficient enough for their needs. Hardcore gamers need to look elsewhere for higher frame-rates.

As you can see from the graphs above, the Iwill WS133 takes the lead in performance (albeit by a slight margin) in each category. Practically, you may not notice much difference in performance on a day-to-day basis but you certainly will not find it any slower.

The Azza PT810DMC is not equipped with an in built 4MB display cache, hence the use of system memory. The WS133's display cache runs at a decent 133MHz which certainly will increase 3D performance by around 20%-25% as you can see above.

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Contents of Article: Iwill WS133
 Pg 1.  Iwill WS133 i810E Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  First Impressions / Installation
 Pg 3.  — Winstone Performance and Gaming Performance
 Pg 4.  Overclocking and Stability
 Pg 5.  BIOS and Conclusion

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