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Reviewed by: Carl Nelson [04.11.02]
Manufactured by: Abit


SiSoft Sandra 2002 TE

As usual, we'll get things going with the SiSoft Sandra tests... First up is the CPU test, which gives us a number based on raw computing power of the CPU, without the use of enhanced instruction sets such as SSE or MMX. 

This is exactly the result we were looking for.  The CPU is the exact same for each system, so these numbers should be right on top of each other.  Let's quickly advance to the CPU Multimedia tests, which make use of enhanced instruction sets:

Once again, the results are spot on.  Now let's get to the most significant SiSoft Sandra test - the Memory/Chipset benchmark.  This will show us how the chipset and memory systems contrast in each board.

Remember that although the AT7 uses the KT333 chipset, we are only using 266 MHz SDRAM.  I am actually quite surprised to see the Shuttle perform so much better, if better at all! I was expecting these results to be right in line with what we saw above, but that is not the case at all.

There is a reason we gave the Shuttle AK35GTR an award you know... It is a blazingly fast board as you can see here, but we're not about to do one benchmark and call it a day! As you know, this is an artificial test, and the results may or may not be reflected in real world tests... Why don't we go ahead and find out what happens with some video games?

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