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  DFI AD70-SR KT266A Motherboard 
  Jan 01, 2002, 09:30am EST 

Test Results

By: Dan Mepham

ApplicationNumber of Crashes Caused RC50
SETI@home Client V30
MadOnion 3DMark20002
WinAmp MP3 Playback0
Intel IOMeter0
Operating System (requiring Hard-boot)2

We would classify the AD70-SRs stability as reasonable. We were able to crash the board under extreme circumstances, but in general, no more than is typical of most motherboards on the market. Remember that these are extreme testing conditions. The board is quite capable of sustaining long periods of normal usage without any problems, as are most boards on the market.

 STREAM Memory BandwidthQuake 3 Arena (640x480x16)
DFI AD70-SR (KT266A), 266MHz / 266MHz (FSB/Mem)1024 MB/s244.6
ECS K7S5A (SiS735), 266MHz / 266MHz (FSB/Mem)732 MB/s214.9
ECS K7S5A (SiS735), 266MHz / 133MHz (FSB/Mem)586 MB/s199.9
Gigabyte GA-7DX (AMD 760), 266MHz / 266MHz (FSB/Mem)702 MB/s206.4
Iwill KA266-R (ALi MAGiK), 266MHz / 266MHz (FSB/Mem)761 MB/s208.9

The AD70-SRs performance is right where wed expect for a KT266A-based board. As we mentioned about a week ago in our review of Iwills XP333-R, stay tuned over the next week or so, as well have a much more detailed look at the performance of modern Athlon chipsets. Suffice it to say the AD70-SR is well within the acceptable performance range for boards of this type.

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

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DFI AD70-SR Motherboard
Performance: 7/10
Stability: 7/10
Quality: 8/10
Features: 7/10
Layout: 5/10
Documentation: 7/10
Price: 10/10
Overall Rating: 8/10

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