The black borders are cropped to save unnecessary encoding time. Another aspect to bear in mind is the relative running speeds of both systems when set at CPU defaults. By reducing the multiplier to 8x, we were able to hit a stable FSB of Mhz. Benchmarks were run 3 times consecutively and an average score was taken. Can you say consistent? The board packaging is subtle and not completely over-the-top like some. We’ll next turn our attention to Pifast.
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The socket has plenty of a7v2266 around it ensuring that even large coolers are relatively easy to fit. Will the situation be mirrored in Serious Sam 2?. This sound chip capable of 5. Three Kings is the DVD of choice, it’s mixture of action and dialogue make it an excellent benchmarking test.
Motherboard: Asus A7V266-E :: Features
That heritage seems to have carried through to the A7VE. We had to manually set the DDR voltage to 2. Another aspect to bear in mind is the relative running speeds of both systems when set at CPU defaults.
The Promise controller offers the user two forms of RAID array, you can configure two exact drives to be one independent drive in the RAID 0 or striping mode or have two exact drives containing the same information for backup purposes in the RAID one or mirroring mode.
If, for any reason, you cannot load Windows and have to switch the machine off, it will then next restart by automatically clearing CMOS by itself, thereby ensuring that BIOS defaults are loaded. Overall, we’re pretty pleased with the layout, the board looks good and everything bar the floppy port is located with thought.
We could successfully run our XP 13x on the board without any problems, an upgraded BIOS may be needed for future processors. The Asus is almost unique in that it offers both jumper and jumper-free modes of operation. MP3 encoding is something that I regularly do, anything that saves time in that process is most welcome.
The memory throughput is a far more interesting comparison. Impressive results all-round Let’s pay a visit to page 1 of our benchmarker’s Bible and try the old favourite that is Quake 3. We appreciate that little touch.
Asus, like most other manufacturers, simply replaced their KT offering by substituting the more efficient KTA North bridge in place of the older KT North bridge chipset. The BIOS itself is fairly intuitive and reasonably easy to navigate.
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Either way, the times posted are extremely impressive in their own right. The overall layout of the board is also done with the user in mind as everything is ergonomically laid out for ease of use.
One thing to take away from this test is the impressive performance all-round. The software package, although not as impressive as some we’ve seen, is more than adequate.
Shifting large amounts of data from system memory to processor is the name of the game here, Let’s see how they compare when racing to calculate Pi to 10 million decimal places.
The modes can be toggled by changing the position of the JEN jumper located at the bottom right of the board.
A7VE | ASUS Global
We’ll next turn our attention to Pifast. One seemingly annoying feature is the inability to manually turn off the RAID ports when booting. We feel that Asus have done a pretty good job with the A7VE. Unlike on some other boards, you can remove the memory without having to remove the AGP card, there is just enough space for you to do so.
However, the MSI, running with asynchronous memory, puts a little distance between itself and the Asus. The board packaging is subtle and not completely over-the-top like some.
FSB adjustment can be made asjs 1Mhz increments from – Mhz respectively. Another fan header sits just to the right of the floppy port.
Using our XP 13xcooled with a modified dual-fan Taisoland 1. Figure 2 I still scratch my head and wonder why in the heck these guys put a more than useless ACR slot on this motherboard.
We see the standard PCI slots 5, 32bit, 33Mhz flanked by a rather oddly placed floppy port. I still scratch my head and assus why in the heck these guys put a more aasus useless ACR slot on this motherboard. The black borders are cropped to save unnecessary encoding time.