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Iwill MPX2 Motherboard review


 

MPX2 benchmarks

We have no interest in gaming on an SMP system; so the benchmarks we use for this review are general-purpose relational SMP benchmarks - ScienceMark_MP & CLIBench SMP - to give an idea of comparative performance.

ScienceMark_MP is especially valuable, as its performance index - the tested system against '1' or '100%' - is the performance of the system being tested in relation to a 1.2GHz Athlon DDR 'standard' uniprocessor system of published specification; the published 'MP' database may be found here, & the uniprocessor database here.

We don't trust any benchmark which supposedly gives 'absolute' figures, so below will compare MPX2's at 11 x 137, 11 x 150, & 9 x 167 [using non-optimised 'auto' DDR-settings throughout] with each other & with a 'known quantity' VIA694X-chipset SMP workstation - an MSI 694D-Pro AR [running 2 x Pentium III cC0-stepping coppermines at 7.5 x 147 [1103MHz], using WPCRSET optimised 2-2-2-[5] memory settings for its SDRAM & 2 x IBM GXP75 HD's in RAID0 on the onboard Promise 20265 controller, again using optimised settings]. NB: CLIBench memory throughput figures are, to put it mildly, debatable.

CLIBench 1: Athlon MP v PIII:  [our 'server' MPX2 at 1507 = 'this computer' - 'Drive H' = an NTFS5 data-partition on its RAID5 array; 'other computer' = MSI 694D-ProAR at 1103, its 'drive C' = a FAT32 bootable partition]

CLIBench 2: Athlon XP v MP: [our 'workstation' MPX2 at [11x150] 1650MHz = 'this computer;' our server' MPX2 at [11x 137] 1507MHz = 'other computer;'  'Drive H' = an NTFS5 data-partition on the 'server's' RAID5 array; 'drive E' = a NTFS5 data-partition on the 'workstation's' RAID0 array of two Maxtor D740X on a Promise TX2]

CLIBench 3: 150 v 167FSB: [our 'workstation' MPX2 at [11x 150] 1650MHz = 'this computer;' our server' MPX2 at [9x 167] 1503 = 'other computer'

 

Sciencemark_MP v 1.0: (Author:Tim Wilkens, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)(Assistants: Thorsten Wolf, Jon Hou, John Cholewa)

'server' system at 11x 137FSB/1507MHz:

'workstation' system at 11x 149FSB/1639MHz:

 'server' system at 9 x 167FSB/1503MHz:

- as a comparison: the above MSI 694D PIII SMP system at 7.5 x 147MHz had an overall ScienceMark_MP v1.0 relative score of: 147.47 [ie around half the performance of the 'workstation' MPX2 at 1639MHz] - for other systems, please view &/or add to the database.

SiSoftSandra 2002 (A) - this utility contains a useful if contentious 'memory bandwidth' benchmark;

'server' at 11x 137/1507MHz

'workstation' at 11x 150/1650MHz

'server' at 9x 167/1503MHz

 - these don't appear to be particularly good SSSandra 'scores' - even for non-optimised DDR: we're using unbuffered, not ECC.

SiSoftSandra 2002 (B) - this utility also contains a widely-used 'CPU' benchmark;

'server' at 11x 137/1507MHz

'workstation' at 11x 150/1650MHz

'server' at 9x 167/1503MHz

Benchmark conclusions:

Sciencemark_MP appears to scale well & to agree with first-hand perceptions of performance: CLIBench also scales convincingly, despite its unlikely memory throughput & HD-performance figures.

SSSandra would appear to point to slightly below-standard DDR performance - we are hacking a *.pcr file for the MPX2 & will see how optimally DDR can be set from the BIOS, or whether WPCRSET is needed. 

copyright Stephen Hoar  and Graham Demaline June 2002 for www.burningissues.net - all rights reserved

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