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ECS RS400-A Motherboard Review
ECS RS400-A Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: In this review we'll be testing out the ECS RS400-A motherboard, which supports 800MHz FSB LGA775 Intel Pentium 4 processors and offers up PCI Express functionality.
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External Mfg. Website: ECS May 10 2005   Max Page  
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Benchmarks: PCMark04, 3DMark2001

PCMark04 Source: FutureMark

The latest version of the popular PCMark series, PCMark04 is an application-based benchmark and a premium tool for measuring overall PC performance. It uses portions of real applications instead of including whole applications or using specifically created code. This allows PCMark04 to maintain a smaller installation size while still giving accurate results.

Overall Points Ranking
Albatron PX925XE Pro-R (925XE 200/533) 5085
Gigabyte GA-8ANXP-D (i925X 200/533) 5422
MSI 915P Neo2 Platinum (i915P 200/533) 5204
DFI LANParty 875P-T (i875P 200/400) 5112
ASRock 775V88 (PT880 200/400) 5114
VIA PT894 Ref Motherboard (PT894 200/533) 5139
AOpen i915Pa-PLF (915P 200/400) 5173
Gigabyte GA-8N-SLI Royal (NF4-SLI 200/400) 5207
ECS RS400-A (RS400 200/400) 4885
CPU Points Ranking
Albatron PX925XE Pro-R (925XE 200/533) 4956
Gigabyte GA-8ANXP-D (i925X 200/533) 5284
MSI 915P Neo2 Platinum (i915P 200/533) 5034
DFI LANParty 875P-T (i875P 200/400) 4978
ASRock 775V88 (PT880 200/400) 4929
VIA PT894 Ref Motherboard (PT894 200/533) 4759
AOpen i915Pa-PLF (915P 200/400) 4955
Gigabyte GA-8N-SLI Royal (NF4-SLI 200/400) 5011
ECS RS400-A (RS400 200/400) 4861
Memory Points Ranking
Albatron PX925XE Pro-R (925XE 200/533) 5329
Gigabyte GA-8ANXP-D (i925X 200/533) 5712
MSI 915P Neo2 Platinum (i915P 200/533) 5370
DFI LANParty 875P-T (i875P 200/400) 5076
ASRock 775V88 (PT880 200/400) 5023
VIA PT894 Ref Motherboard (PT894 200/533) 4679
AOpen i915Pa-PLF (915P 200/400) 5197
Gigabyte GA-8N-SLI Royal (NF4-SLI 200/400) 5431
ECS RS400-A (RS400 200/400) 4329

The ECS RS400-A brings it up the rear once again...

3DMark2001 Source: FutureMark

By combining DirectX8 support with completely new graphics, 3DMark 2001 SE continues to provide a good overall system benchmark. 3DMark2001 SE was created in co-operation 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 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.

Motherboards: Points Ranking
Albatron PX925XE Pro-R (925XE 200/533) 22419
Gigabyte GA-8ANXP-D (i925X 200/533) 23249
MSI 915P Neo2 Platinum (i915P 200/533) 21984
DFI LANParty 875P-T (i875P 200/400) 22441
ASRock 775V88 (PT880 200/400) 21810
VIA PT894 Ref Motherboard (PT894 200/533) 21530
AOpen i915Pa-PLF (915P 200/400) 22554
Gigabyte GA-8N-SLI Royal (NF4-SLI 200/533) 23047
ECS RS400-A (RS400 200/400 Onboard Video) 4808
ECS RS400-A (RS400 200/400 X800 XT) 20408

The onboard videocard scores 4808 in 3DMark2001 which isn't too bad I guess. A score of 20K with a X800 XT is alright, although the board does come in last place.

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Contents of Article: ECS RS400-A
 Pg 1.  ECS RS400-A Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  The Radeon Xpress 200
 Pg 3.  Overclocking on an ATI Chipset
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: SYSmark 2004
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: Winstone 2004, Winbench 99
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra, Super Pi
 Pg 7.  — Benchmarks: PCMark04, 3DMark2001
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: 3DMark05, Comanche 4
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: X2: The Threat, UT2003
 Pg 10.  Benchmarks: UT2004, Doom 3

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