Articles: Mainboards
 

Bookmark and Share

(6) 
Pages: [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 ]

Performance

When checking out the performance of the DFI LANPARTY PRO875B mainboard, I set its results against those of the ASUS P4C800 and ABIT IC7-MAX3. These two mainboards also feature the i875P chipset and have proven to be among the fastest platforms for modern Pentium 4 processors in our earlier tests. So we will see if DFI made its mainboard an efficient solution from the performance point of view, and if it provides the same speed as the popular solutions from ASUS and ABIT.

The testbed was configured as follows:

  • Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz CPU;
  • Mainboards: ASUS P4C800 Deluxe (BIOS version 1.07), ABIT IC7-MAX3 (BIOS version 1.2), DFI LANPARTY PRO875B (BIOS version 1121);
  • 2 x 256MB DDR400 SDRAM from Corsair (2-2-2-5 timings);
  • NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 graphics card (Detonator 52.16 driver);
  • Seagate Barracuda ATA IV HDD, 80GB.

I ran all the tests in Microsoft Windows XP SP1; the BIOSes of the mainboards were set to maximum performance.

The following table lists the results shown by the mainboards in different applications:

 

ABIT IC7-MAX3

ASUS P4C800

DFI LANPARTY PRO875B

Business Winstone 2002

35.7

35.1

35.4

Multimedia Content Creation Winstone 2003

51.9

51.7

51.6

3DMark2001 SE, Default

17665

17671

17487

3DMark03, Default

6066

6065

6050

3DMark03, CPU Score

757

757

748

PCMark2002, Memory score

10333

10308

10070

Unreal Tournament 2003, dm-antalus, 1024x768x32

66.26

66.23

65.82

Quake3, four, 1024x768x32

464.6

464.5

456.2

Serious Sam 2, The Grand Cathedral, 1024x768x32

138.9

137.9

135.9

SiSoft Sandra 2002, RAM Buffered Bandwidth

5047

5051

4958

As you see, DFI LANPARTY PRO875B turns to be somewhat slower than the fastest i875P-based mainboards.

Conclusion

LANPARTY PRO875B from DFI is a well-made i875-based mainboard for your Socket478 processor. It is distinguishing features make it stand out among other solutions in several ways. First of all, it looks extraordinary, with its neon-colored slots. Secondly, the accessories include various stickers, cables, shields and other cute goodies. Thirdly, DFI LANPARTY PRO875B is just a high-quality product, very stable and boasting excellent overclocking opportunities.

Highs:

  • Stylish appearance;
  • Interesting CMOS Reloaded technology;
  • FrontX panel accompanying the mainboard;
  • High stability, also with four memory modules;
  • Rich CPU overclocking options;
  • Gigabit Ethernet, connected via the CSA bus;
  • Support of Parallel and SerialATA RAID arrays.

Lows:

  • Certain drawbacks in the PCB design;
  • No IEEE1394 (FireWire) ports;
  • High price, about $200;
  • Uncertain support of Prescott based processors.
 
Pages: [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 ]

Discussion

Comments currently: 6
Discussion started: 12/22/03 05:52:15 PM
Latest comment: 08/16/06 11:01:15 AM

View comments

Add your Comment




Latest materials in Mainboards section

Article Rating

Article Rating: 10 out of 10
 
Rate this article:
Excellent
Average
Poor