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  Chaintech 6VJD Motherboard 
  Jul 05, 2001, 10:00am EDT 

Test Results

By: Dan Mepham

Overall, we experienced reasonable stability and performance from the 6VJD. It's not the most stable board money can buy, nor is it the fastest, however given its price and target audience, both performance and stability were acceptable.
ApplicationNumber of Crashes Caused RC50
SETI@home Client V30
MadOnion 3DMark20001
WinAmp MP3 Playback0
Intel IOMeter0
Operating System (requiring Hard-boot)2

3DMark2000 crashed once, which is not an altogether uncommon occurrence on VIA boards. During the 72-hour testing period, however, the system did require rebooting twice. As yet, we have not been able to determine what specifically caused the crashes, only that they occurred under heavy load.

 STREAM Memory BandwidthQuake 3 Arena (640x480x16)
Chaintech 6VJD (VIA Pro266), 133MHz / 266MHz (FSB/Mem)474 MB/s167.5
Iwill DVD266-R (VIA Pro266), 133MHz / 266MHz (FSB/Mem)556 MB/s170.4 (no SMP), 183.8 (w. SMP)
Intel D815EEA (Intel 815E), 133MHz / 133MHz (FSB/Mem)364 MB/s162.5

The board performed well within reason as well, very close in line with other Pro266 offerings. Memory bandwidth available is significantly higher than 815E-based boards, however as we have seen in the past, memory bandwidth does not necessarily equate to better overall performance. Given its lower cost, 815E is still the most attractive option for the Pentium III.

1. Introduction
2. Specs, Box Contents & Installation
3. The VIA Apollo Pro266 Chipset
4. Layout & Features
5. Overclocking
6. Technical Support
7. Test Setup & Procedure
8. Test Results
9. Summary

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Chaintech 6VJD
Performance: 7/10
Stability: 7/10
Quality: 8/10
Features: 5/10
Layout: 6/10
Documentation: 6/10
Price: 8/10
Overall Rating: 6/10

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