ECS 915P-A Motherboard Review :: Performance Charts

01-14-2005 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

I spent a long time debating what configuration to test this system on. As the board supports the LGA-775 CPUs I decided to use our standard Intel platform for benchmarking. I tested a 9700 Pro and 9800XT AGP card on the AGP Express slot, both worked and found the cards. Note, ECS has not as of yet qualified later video cards such as the 6800 series from NVIDIA or the X800 series from ATI. They warn on their website that using a non-qualified card can cause damage to your system.

Having decided on using the LGA-775 platform to test, I included DDR2 memory as well. The system booted with DDR memory from Corsair and Crucial without issue, allowing me to test compatibility.

Performance is inline with other 915 boards when using the combination of PCI Express 6800GT and 1 GB Ballistix DDR2 memory. Performance is slightly below par when using an AGP video card in the AGP Express slot, as it is actually 2 PCI 33 MHz 32-bit slots slaved together to work with AGP. Features such as AGP Texturing are not supported by AGP Express. It's a good solution for those with an AGP card not wanting an immediate upgrade to PCI Express (imagine buying a brand new ATI X800XT AGP and having to sell it because your new P4 system doesn't have an AGP slot).

Motherboard Test Result Graph

Motherboard Test Result Graph

Motherboard Test Result Graph

Motherboard Test Result Graph

Motherboard Test Result Graph

Motherboard Test Result Graph

Motherboard Test Result Graph

Motherboard Test Result Graph