by February 8, 2001 0 comments
Chipset: SiS 630E
Price: Rs 4,400
Software: PC health monitoring, PC-Cillin Anti-virus, Power DVD, AudioRack Sound application. 

Though good in features and decent in pricing, the board didn’t fare too
well in our performance benchmarks. It’s a Socket 370 motherboard with SiS
630E chipset, and supports a maximum FSB of 133 MHz. It has three PCI and one
AMR slot. The board’s layout is good and the cables don’t interfere with one
another when connected. Its two USB ports and the remaining ports are built-in.
It even has an Ethernet port for network connectivity. The board comes with a
detailed manual with lots of visual elements. It has a jumperfree setting to
make its installation quick and easy. The bundled software is also good.

In performance, it didn’t score as well as the others in Business Winstone,
managing only 19.1 Winmarks. It was the same story in graphics, as the board
didn’t score too well in 3DMark2000 and VideoMark2000. In fact, even an
increase in RAM didn’t improve anything. In AudioWinbench, it gave an average
CPU utilization score of 14.5, which is high compared to some of the other
motherboards in the shootout. In Quake III it gave an average fps of 8.8, which
again is not very good.

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