PCMark can be used on desktop PC's, Laptops and
even Workstations and tests everyday computing from home to office
usage. PCMark specifically stresses the CPU, memory subsystem, graphics
subsystem, hard drives, WindowsXP GUI (if WinXP is used), video performance and
even laptop batteries.
motherboards score about the same in the processor portion of PCMark, but the
Epox 8HDA3+ clearly lags behind the other boards due to the looser memory timings.
By combining DirectX8 support with completely new
graphics, it continues to provide good overall system benchmarks. 3DMark2001 SE
has been created in cooperation with the major 3D accelerator and processor
manufacturers to provide a reliable set of diagnostic tools. The suite
demonstrates 3D gaming performance by using real-world gaming
technology to test a system's true performance abilities. Tests
include: DirectX8 Vertex Shaders, Pixel Shaders and Point Sprites, DOT3 and
Environment Mapped Bump Mapping, support for Full Scene Anti-aliasing and
Texture Compression and two game tests using Ipion real-time physics. Higher
3DMark scores denote better performance.
||A64 3200+/MSI K8T
||A64 3200+/Albatron K8X800 (200/400)
||A64 3200+/Epox 8HDA3+ (200/400)
||A64 3200+/Epox 8HDA3+ (230/382)
the Epox 8HDA3+ cannot run tight memory timings it comes in last in
3DMark2001SE. Even with the system heavily overclocked it can barely reach the performance
of the stock MSI K8T Neo.