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Abit KX7-333/KX7-333R DDR Athlon Motherboard
Last updated: 10/3/2002

PERFORMANCE.  An Apples and Oranges comparison with simple WinTune 98 benchmarks provides some insight into what one can expect from this AMD processor-based motherboard as compared to some that have appeared over the last couple of years.  These benchmarks are rough comparison of computer technology based on five AMD processors, five motherboard chipsets, the evolution and increasing amounts of memory from 64 MBytes of 100 MHz PC100 to 256 MBytes of PC2700 DDR memory, and changes in hard disk drives.

Config 1 2 3 4 5 6
Mother-
board
EpoX
MVP3G2
MSI
MS-6167
Abit
KT7-RAID
EpoX
8KHA+
Abit
KX7-333
Abit
KX7-333
Chipset VIA
MVP3
AMD
750
VIA
KT133
VIA KT266A VIA
KT333
VIA
KT333
Processor 500 MHz
K6-2
Socket 7
650 MHz Athlon
(Classic)
Slot A
1.1 GHz
  Athlon
(Thunder-
bird)
Socket A
1.4 GHz
Athlon
(Palomino)
XP 1600+
1.6 GHz
Athlon
(Palomino)
XP 1900+
1.6 GHz
Athlon
(Palomino)
XP 1900+
Memory 64 MBytes
PC100
128 MBytes
PC100
256
MBytes
PC133
256
  MBytes
PC2100
256
MBytes
PC2700
256
MBytes
PC2700
Operating System Win 98 Win 98 Win 98 Win 98 Win 98 Win 98
Hard Disk WD64AA
6.4 GByte
5,400 RPM
ATA/66
WD273BA
27 GByte
7,200 RPM
ATA/66
WD300BB
30 GByte
7,200 RPM
ATA/66*
WD300BB
30 GByte
7,200 RPM
ATA/100
Maxtor 539073H6
30 GByte
7,200 RPM
ATA/100
WD800
80 GByte
7,200 RPM
ATA/100
CPU Integer MIPS 1072 1967 3341 4263 4864 4864
CPU Floating Point MFLOPS 598 803 1369 1767 2018 2020
Memory MB/s 724 1594 2868/2050* 2478 2453 2455
Cached Disk MB/s 81 124 160 278 297 290
Uncached Disk MB/s 3.4 4.5 5.9 6.2 5.8 16.1

*The first number in the Abit KT7 memory read test is comparable to those that went before it.  The second number is comparable to the tests with DDR memory that followed it.  An explanation is here.

The CPU Integer MIPS and Floating Point MFLOPS are of course faster for the KX7-333 with the faster CPU.  The memory test is about the same as it's immediate predecessor.  Undoubtedly, the 266 MHz DDR Athlon FSB is a bottleneck.

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