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BaldieJr
01-20-2004, 02:49 PM
A. Asus K8V
B. Biostar K8VHA Pro
C. Chaintech ZNF3-150
D. Epox EP-8HDA3+
E. Gigabyte GA-K8NNXP
F. Gigabyte GA-K8VNXP
G. MSI K8T Neo
H. Shuttle AN50R

Test: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 | TOTALS
--------------------------------------------------------------
A 5 8 4 7 8 8 2 5 6 6 1 6 6 8 2 5 6 6 6 | 105
b 3 5 6 4 4 5 5 1 1 4 2 5 2 1 1 4 1 3 3 | 60
c 6 2 3 3 2 3 7 6 4 3 7 4 7 4 8 7 8 4 8 | 96
d 1 4 5 5 5 4 1 3 5 5 3 1 3 3 6 4 3 2 2 | 65
e 2 3 2 2 3 2 4 4 3 2 6 3 5 6 5 6 5 7 1 | 71
f 7 7 8 8 7 7 6 8 7 8 8 8 8 7 7 8 7 8 7 | 141
g 8 6 7 6 6 6 8 7 8 7 5 7 4 2 4 1 4 5 5 | 106
h 4 1 1 1 1 1 3 2 2 1 4 2 1 5 3 2 2 1 4 | 41

Points are awarded based on ranking on test. EX:
Test 1. G gets 8 points for scoring highest, D gets 1 point
for scoring lowest. Totals for 19 seperate tests show consistantly high-scoring boards. Rankings are taken directly from SOME POPULAR SITE. All boards were compared head-to-head.

Performance Rankings (chipsets listed for comparison).
1. F K8T800
2. G K8T800
3. A K8T800
4. C NForce3
5. E nForce3
6. D K8T800
7. B K8T800
8. H nForce3

Current pricing:
A. $144.99
B. $114.97
C. $179.99
D. $148.78
E. $183.99
F. $169.99
G. $128.00
H. $136.99

Worthiness index (score/price)
A. .913
B. .521
C. .533
D. .436
E. .385
F. .829
G. .828
H. .299

Best Bang For Your Buck:
Asus K8V [K8T800 $144.99]

Biggest Damned Rip-off:
Shuttle AN50R [nForce3 $136.99]

Pricing chages cause index changes, so keep your eye out for good deals.

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BaldieJr
01-20-2004, 02:49 PM
A. Asus K8V
B. Biostar K8VHA Pro
C. Chaintech ZNF3-150
D. Epox EP-8HDA3+
E. Gigabyte GA-K8NNXP
F. Gigabyte GA-K8VNXP
G. MSI K8T Neo
H. Shuttle AN50R

Test: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 | TOTALS
--------------------------------------------------------------
A 5 8 4 7 8 8 2 5 6 6 1 6 6 8 2 5 6 6 6 | 105
b 3 5 6 4 4 5 5 1 1 4 2 5 2 1 1 4 1 3 3 | 60
c 6 2 3 3 2 3 7 6 4 3 7 4 7 4 8 7 8 4 8 | 96
d 1 4 5 5 5 4 1 3 5 5 3 1 3 3 6 4 3 2 2 | 65
e 2 3 2 2 3 2 4 4 3 2 6 3 5 6 5 6 5 7 1 | 71
f 7 7 8 8 7 7 6 8 7 8 8 8 8 7 7 8 7 8 7 | 141
g 8 6 7 6 6 6 8 7 8 7 5 7 4 2 4 1 4 5 5 | 106
h 4 1 1 1 1 1 3 2 2 1 4 2 1 5 3 2 2 1 4 | 41

Points are awarded based on ranking on test. EX:
Test 1. G gets 8 points for scoring highest, D gets 1 point
for scoring lowest. Totals for 19 seperate tests show consistantly high-scoring boards. Rankings are taken directly from SOME POPULAR SITE. All boards were compared head-to-head.

Performance Rankings (chipsets listed for comparison).
1. F K8T800
2. G K8T800
3. A K8T800
4. C NForce3
5. E nForce3
6. D K8T800
7. B K8T800
8. H nForce3

Current pricing:
A. $144.99
B. $114.97
C. $179.99
D. $148.78
E. $183.99
F. $169.99
G. $128.00
H. $136.99

Worthiness index (score/price)
A. .913
B. .521
C. .533
D. .436
E. .385
F. .829
G. .828
H. .299

Best Bang For Your Buck:
Asus K8V [K8T800 $144.99]

Biggest Damned Rip-off:
Shuttle AN50R [nForce3 $136.99]

Pricing chages cause index changes, so keep your eye out for good deals.

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+----/ ____)(_(_(/_(_(__(__(/____/__/ (__--------,' /---+
| / ( / ,' NR / |
|(_/ ..-""``"'-._ (_/ __,' 42 _/ |
+-.-"" "-..,____________/7,.--"" __]-----+

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All.American.
01-20-2004, 03:25 PM
i have an AMD 64 3200+ with the MSI board and it rocks

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TX-Zen
01-20-2004, 03:39 PM
Very interesting Baldie, I have had my eye on the K8V for a couple of weeks now. Glad to see it got great marks, makes me feel like maybe I know something about computers now.

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arcadeace
01-20-2004, 04:08 PM
There are always some system components you can go best bang/buck. Don't compromise with MB quality Baldie. You'll be able to squeeze as much as possible from every other component, not to mention the best platfoum for future upgrades. Go with the Gigabyte GA-K8VNXP, $20-$30 is not much for assured best long term results.

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Chivas
01-20-2004, 04:13 PM
I have the Asus K8V with an AMD64 3000+. Some the Asus K8V boards have defective capacitors. It seems Asus went cheap on them and it has come back to haunt them.
I have RMA'd my board. It is showing no adverse signs but does have some of the aflicted capacitors on board.http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Xiolablu3
01-20-2004, 10:40 PM
Nice job m8, the Via boards sure have fought back if your chart is right about performance.

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BaldieJr
01-21-2004, 12:55 PM
My final rankings are based soley on 'bang for buck'. If you find a good deal on one of the top-performers, the worthiness index changes for that board.

Example:
The gigabyte Gigabyte GA-K8VNXP totaled 141 points, but came in 3rd because of its price ($169.99). If you found it for $149.99, its "worthiness index" jumps far above that of the Asus board.

For people who are on a budget, this is a good way to compare hardware. You'll get the best board for the money you can spend, as long as you pick the boards that meet your feature requirements first, and from those, use this system.

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|(_/ ..-""``"'-._ (_/ __,' 42 _/ |
+-.-"" "-..,____________/7,.--"" __]-----+

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Xnomad
01-21-2004, 02:23 PM
I'm never ever going to touch Asus again. I bought one 1 & 1/2 years ago and had to return it, it wouldn't boot, got another and the same problem. When I was returning it the guy in the queue infront of me was having the same trouble.

Swapped it for a Gigabyte GA-7VAX instead and it worked first time plus it's a KT 400 chipset and 8x AGP and the Asus one I would have had 333 and only 4x AGP and it was more expensive.

G13man
01-26-2004, 07:29 PM
has any one tried the sis 755 chipset yet. was ready to buy ecs755a but it has memory issues, now looking for the ecs 2a any one??? have one , know where to get 2 revision?? where other amd64 forums r?
thanks g13man [ k6-2 .g5 2 meg vid lol ]luv the game fb, friend has it gonna up grade}

p1ngu666
01-26-2004, 08:16 PM
please, for the love of god, tissues, small furry animals and fanta dont buy a gigabugger mobo
there CRAP and WILL DIE

BaldieJr
01-26-2004, 08:17 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by p1ngu666:
please, for the love of god, tissues, small furry animals and fanta dont buy a gigabugger mobo
there CRAP and WILL DIE<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

lol

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AJRobson
01-26-2004, 08:33 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Xnomad:
I'm never ever going to touch Asus again. I bought one 1 & 1/2 years ago and had to return it, it wouldn't boot, got another and the same problem. When I was returning it the guy in the queue infront of me was having the same trouble.

Swapped it for a Gigabyte GA-7VAX instead and it worked first time plus it's a KT 400 chipset and 8x AGP and the Asus one I would have had 333 and only 4x AGP and it was more expensive.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I've had 4 ASUS boards and never had a problem. Built 4 PC's with 'em... that is. All work fine.

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Spinne_3.-JG51
01-26-2004, 11:16 PM
Baldie, why'd you leave out Tyan?

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x6BL_Brando
01-27-2004, 02:08 AM
I think I'll watch to see what comes from Abit before I take that jump http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Rajvosa
01-27-2004, 02:19 AM
Hmmm... I have a Gigabyte mobo and it's the best I've ever had. Rock solid quality and fine features. Could it be that they have improved their quality?



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BaldieJr
01-27-2004, 07:41 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Spinne_3.-JG51:
Baldie, why'd you leave out Tyan?
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Because the scores had to match perfectly in order to get a good index. Since the Tyan was not tested in the mobo-shootout, I couldn't included it unless I found another review using the exact same benchmarks and testing method.

If you can find a shoot-out that includes the Tyan, you can recreate the study using the same steps I used.

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(, / ) /) /) , (, /
/---( _ // _(/ _ / __ ,""""]
+----/ ____)(_(_(/_(_(__(__(/____/__/ (__--------,' /---+
| / ( / ,' NR / |
|(_/ ..-""``"'-._ (_/ __,' 42 _/ |
+-.-"" "-..,____________/7,.--"" __]-----+

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