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): Intel Pentium II - 300 (512K ECC)
RAM: 1 - 64MB Advanced Megatrends SDRAM DIMMs
Hard Drive(s): Western Digital Caviar AC21600H
Video Card: Matrox Millennium II (4MB WRAM)
Busmaster EIDE Drivers: Intel v3.01
Video Card Drivers: MGA Millennium 4.03.00.3410
OS: Windows 95 Service Release 2

 

Windows 95 Performance of the HOT-637 - AGP Video
CPU Business Winstone 97 (AGP) Business Graphics Winmark 98 (AGP)

Intel Pentium II - 300

64.2

147

Intel Pentium II - 333 (83)

68.3

165

Intel Pentium II - 337.8 (75)

68.7

165

Intel Pentium II - 375 (83)

71.5

182

 

Windows 95 Performance of the HOT-637 - PCI Video
CPU Business Winstone 97 (PCI) Business Graphics Winmark 98 (PCI)

Intel Pentium II - 300

63.4

132

Intel Pentium II - 333 (83)

67.4

152

Intel Pentium II - 337.8 (75)

67.6

151

Intel Pentium II - 375 (83)

70.3

169

 

Windows 95 Performance of the HOT-637
CPU Business Winstone 98 Business Disk Winmark 98

Intel Pentium II - 300

21.1

914

 


The Final Decision

Improving on an already great design Shuttle managed to crank out one killer motherboard with the HOT-637...at a price under $160, which is very close to the price of a Socket-7 motherboard, the HOT-637 can't be beat. 

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