The Test

In recent times, choosing a motherboard cannot be completely determined by a Winstone score. Now, many boards come within one Winstone point of each other and therefore the need to benchmark boards against each other falls. Therefore you shouldn't base your decision entirely on the benchmarks you see here, but also on the technical features and advantages of this particular board, seeing as that will probably make the greatest difference in your overall experience.

Test Configuration

Processor(s): AMD K6/233 ANR & Intel Pentium MMX 233 & Cyrix 6x86MX-PR2/200
Board Revision: 1.01
RAM: 2 - 32MB Advanced Megatrends SDRAM 2 - 32MB Corsair SDRAM
Hard Drive(s): Western Digital Caviar AC21600H
Video Card: Matrox Millennium (2MB WRAM)
Busmaster EIDE Drivers: Intel v3.01
Video Card Drivers: MGA Millennium 4.03.00.3410
OS: Windows 95 Service Release 2
System Cooling: InWin G500 Mid Tower AT Case
1" Heatsink/Fan Combo
3" Secondary Case Fan

 

Windows 95 Performance of the ABIT TX5N

CPU Business Winstone97 Business Graphics Winmark97
AMD K6/200 54.5 100
AMD K6/208 57.1 108
AMD K6/225 55.8 106
AMD K6/233 55.3 106
AMD K6/250 59.9 120
Cyrix 6x86MX-PR2/166 (150/75) 54.7 111
Cyrix 6x86MX-PR2/200 (166/66) 55.7 104
Intel Pentium MMX 200 51.6 103
Intel Pentium MMX 208 53.8 110
Intel Pentium MMX 225 53.4 107
Intel Pentium MMX 233 53.4 107
Intel Pentium MMX 262.5 57.6 124
Intel Pentium MMX 290.5 59.2 133

Here you can see some astonishing scores, once again provided by ABIT the current holders of two awards on Anand's Hardware Tech Page. With the AMD K6 at 250MHz, a setting not too incredibly easy to accomplish on most boards yet a piece of cake on the TX5N, the test system achieved a score of 59.9 which is extremely close to that of most more expensive Pentium II systems! Using the Pentium MMX at 290.5MHz the test system achieved a score quite close to that of the K6 in the Business Winstone test however the most amazing score by the Pentium MMX was the 133 it achieved in the Business Graphics Winmark test!

 


The Final Decision

If you're looking for a TX based motherboard and absolutely require an AT form factor give the ABIT TX5N or TX5 a try, depending on what type of user you are you may want to go with the Jumperless configuration or the TX5 over the DIP-Switch controlled TX5N.

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