ULTIMATEHARDWARE

CPU MOTHERBOARD TECH VIDEO REVIEWS

ASUS A7S333 SIS745

ASUS A7S333

"In this review we compare Asus A7S333 Sis745 to Asus KT266A motherboard. Software used for this review is 3dmark 2001 SE, Quake 3 and Return to Castle Wolfenstein."

ASUS A7S333 MOTHERBOARD FEATURES

The ASUS A7S333 leverages robust onboard features and advanced SiS 745 chipset technology to provide users with a reliable platform for value and mainstream socket A systems. DDR 333 (PC2700) and SiS MuTIOL bus technology enable competitive system performance, while optional 6-channel audio, and S/PDIF-in/out enhance multimedia capabilities. Unique features such as ASUS C.O.P. (CPU Overheating Protection) ASUS MyLogo also offer incredible value-added functionality.

DDR 333 MEMORY READY The ASUS A7S333 has 3 DIMM slots to support up to 2GB PC2700 and up to 3GB PC2100/1600 non-ECC DDR SDRAM. The ultra-fast 333 MHz memory bus provides enhanced system performance for intense gaming and multimedia applications.

6 CHANNEL ONBOARD AUDIO Experience high-quality 6-channel 3D surround audio with the optional C-Media CMI8738 audio controller. This unique chip eliminates the cost of an additional soundcard and adds dynamic realism to your favorite MP3s or DVDs.

MAXIMUM CPU PROTECTION ASUS C.O.P. (CPU Overheating Protection) accurately monitors your CPU temperature in real-time directly from the on-die thermal diode. If any malfunction occurs such as Heatsink/fan failure, ASUS C.O.P. immediately safely shuts down your system, preventing permanent damage to your CPU.

PERSONALIZED BOOT UP LOGOS Get rid of boring boot up screens. ASUS MyLogo personalizes and adds style to your system with customizable boot logos.

EXTREME OVERCLOCKING ASUS A7S333 offers the most overclocking options available to maximize your system performance. Easy DIP Switch or Jumperfree overclocking from BIOS Accurate 1MHz adjustments of system-bus-frequency Adjustable FSB/PCI/MEM ratio Rock-solid stability.

ASUS RELIABILITY All ASUS motherboards are designed and tested to meet the highest quality standards. Responsive customer support and frequent BIOS and driver updates ensure the fastest, most reliable performance. All ASUS motherboards are backed by a 3-year limited warranty.

COMPREHENSIVE SOFTWARE BUNDLE All ASUS motherboards include a valuable software bundle of popular third party programs that will enable you to enjoy the full capabilities of your ASUS product:- Trend Micro PC-cillin 2000 Retail anti-virus program ASUS PC Health Monitoring and ASUS PC Probe Cyberlink PowerPlayer SE, Video Live Mail Retail.


GENERAL SYSTEM INFORMATION

PROCESSOR AMD ATHLON XP 1700
VIDEO CARD GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440
NVIDIA DRIVER DETONATOR v40.52
MOTHERBOARD ASUS A7S333
ASUS A7V266-C
MEMORY 512MB CRUCIAL PC2100 DDR
OPERATING SYSTEM WINDOWS 98
DIRECTX VERSION v8.1

3DMARK 2001 SE

1024x768

ASUS A7S333 SIS7455499
ASUS A7V266-C KT266A5823

ASUS A7S333 SIS745 ASUS A7V266-C KT266A

COMMENT "Asus A7V266-C uses the powerful KT266A chipset and it beats Asus A7S333 by 6%."
BENCHMARK SETTING
1024x768 Resolution
32Bit color
D3D Hardware T&L
Antialiasing Disabled
Double Frame Buffer
Compressed Texture Format
24Bit Z-Buffer Depth

3DMARK 2001 SE

CAR CHASE (LOW DETAIL)

ASUS A7S333 SIS745102
ASUS A7V266-C KT266A104

DRAGOTHIC (LOW DETAIL)

ASUS A7S333 SIS74599
ASUS A7V266-C KT266A100

LOBBY (LOW DETAIL)

ASUS A7S333 SIS74593
ASUS A7V266-C KT266A102

CAR CHASE (HIGH DETAIL)

ASUS A7S333 SIS74539
ASUS A7V266-C KT266A42

DRAGOTHIC (HIGH DETAIL)

ASUS A7S333 SIS74545
ASUS A7V266-C KT266A46

LOBBY (HIGH DETAIL)

ASUS A7S333 SIS74544
ASUS A7V266-C KT266A49

ASUS A7S333 SIS745 ASUS A7V266-C KT266A

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

1024x768 Resolution
32Bit color
D3D Hardware T&L
Antialiasing Disabled
Double Frame Buffer
Compressed Texture Format
24Bit Z-Buffer Depth

COMMENT "The video card used in this review was Gainward GeForce4 MX 440 which is unable to run the Mother Nature test because it's doesn't have pixel shaders. Once again the budget Asus A7S333 is trailing the more expensive Asus A7V266-C motherboard. This time Asus A7V266-C motherboard is only between 3% to 9% faster."


QUAKE 3

800x600

ASUS A7S333 SIS745174
ASUS A7V266-C KT266A198

1024x768

ASUS A7S333 SIS745141
ASUS A7V266-C KT266A159

1280x1024

ASUS A7S333 SIS745120
ASUS A7V266-C KT266A134

ASUS A7S333 SIS745 ASUS A7V266-C KT266A

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

Four.dm68 Benchmark
32Bit Colour Depth
Texture Compress Disabled
Lightmap Lighting
High Geometric Detail
Full Texture Detail
Trilinear Texture Filtering

COMMENT "With Quake 3 Asus A7V266-C is showing why it's more expensive than the budget Asus A7S333 SIS745 when it outperforms Asus A7S333 by between 11% to 13%."


RETURN TO CASTLE WOLFENSTEIN

800x600

ASUS A7S333 SIS745101
ASUS A7V266-C KT266A104

1024x768

ASUS A7S333 SIS74585
ASUS A7V266-C KT266A101

1280x1024

ASUS A7S333 SIS74572
ASUS A7V266-C KT266A85

ASUS A7S333 SIS745 ASUS A7V266-C KT266A

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

Checkpoint Benchmark
High Quality Setting
Geometric Detail High
Texture Detail High
Texture Quality 32Bit
Trilinear Filtering
Simple Shaders Disabled
Compressed Textures Disabled
Light Flares Enabled
Wall Marks Enabled
Dynamic Lights Enabled
Identify Target Enabled
Sync Every Frame Disabled
Simple Items Disabled

COMMENT "Asus A7S333 is still trailing Asus A7V266-C in the last of the tests used in this review. Asus A7V266-C wins this Return to Castle Wolfenstein test by between 3% to an impressive 16% performance increase."


FINAL RESULT

ASUS A7S333 SIS745693
ASUS A7V266-C KT266A781

ASUS A7S333 SIS745 ASUS A7V266-C KT266A

COMMENT "We have added up all of the game benchmark results to give a clear picture of the performance of Asus A7S333 and Asus A7V266-C motherboards."

CONCLUSION "Asus A7V266-C offers a game performance increase over Asus A7S333 of 12% which depending on the frame rate might make a difference to gameplay. However where Asus A7S333 has a very big advantage over Asus A7V266-C is it's price, Asus A7S333 is almost 37% cheaper than Asus A7V266-C. When you go to purchase a motherboard you will have to decide if the extra 12% performance Asus A7V266-C can give you is worth the extra 37% cost to Asus A7S333."
HOME

ABOUT US AMD ATI BROWSER CONTACT US CPU GEFORCE INTEL LINUX MOTHERBOARD NEWS NVIDIA OPERATING SYSTEM OTHER PERFORMANCE PRIVACY RADEON REVIEWS SITEMAP STAT TECH VIDEO VIDEO ALL

COPYRIGHT ULTIMATEHARDWARE PRIVACY POLICY ALL RIGHTS RESERVED