Nearly everyone in the industry is familiar with the epic saga involving Infinium Labs suing HardOCP for this article outlining the facts behind the upcoming Phantom console. Being one of the few people in the industry who is always willing to fight...
More of a memory test than anything else at this point, Quake III is showing these two boards being very competitive. Scores of over 500 FPS are pretty astounding but again the K8T890 isn't showing any gains here using PCI Express.
SiSoft Sandra 2004
The Sandra scores show little performance difference between the chipsets here as we would expect. The memory scores are a bit lower on the K8T890 compared to the more refined K8T Neo2 board, but as we mentioned in the Test...
Board Layout and Images
As this is a reference motherboard, there is little that really needs to be discussed as far as the layout is concerned. However, we'll show a few shots of the board just in case you all might be interested.
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ScienceMark 2.0 Beta
And finally our last benchmark, that shows... both boards performing nearly the same.
XMPEG 5.03 and DivX 5.1.1
The Winstone test results show the K8T890 board a bit behind in raw performance, but again the board is an untweaked reference design for mainly a technology demo.
PC Mark 2002
Straight down the line again, we see the K8T890 and the K8T800 Pro performing nearly the same.