Giga-Byte G-MAX TA4 Mini PC Review - Motherboard Benchmarks
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Some of the tests I performed on this system are geared more towards things not included in the base package itself, like the processor and memory. Still, a number of these tests do show the motherboardís potential of dealing with the components which have the potential of turning this innocent looking box into a powerful little beast. For the following tests I used the ScienceMark2, out of which I chose the AES cipher and memory tests are of particular interest.
SienceMark2 AES Cipher Test
The first test, the AES, was actually a processor test which lets us see how this system handles encrypting information using the AES encryption method. The test reveals a rather impressive cipher test score. From the information this test gives us, this rig is definitely not limited in anything that is strictly processor intensive. Although the processor is not generally included with the kit, we can see from this test that the motherboard is made in such a way as to not obstruct the processorís capabilities.
This second test takes a look at how well the memory within the system performs. This system came shipped with PC2700 memory. Running the Membench test revealed something rather startling: a memory bandwidth of 1.5GB/s. With PC2700 loaded, this thing should have been getting at least 2.0GB/s at the least. 1.5GB/s is what Iíd expect out of PC2100. Although it would be a mistake to consider these ScienceMark2 memory test results in isolation, since they are merely a couple of pieces of the total picture, they do suggest the use of an older 845G core.
*DevH Writer, DMOS, adds the following: "Let me explain: there were two 845Gs released. The first ran PC2100 no matter what memory was in it, while the second allowed PC2700 speeds. Due to the chipsed used, one could go as far as putting PC4000 RAM in this system, and it would still get pulled down to 266MHz (or 333) regardless, due to the chipset."
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