Cheap motherboards are just as good as expensive motherboards

Tom's Hardware Guide:
The benchmark results are more than interesting: they are shocking. They show that the latest state-of-the-art chipset with state-of-the-art memory is not able to outperform a mainstream product running mainstream memory. Of course there are scenarios that will benefit from the high-end hardware, but the purpose of this project was to determine whether the average user will notice a difference.

And it is clear that if you do not require dual core support or the option of upgrading to SLI dual graphics, performance is absolutely no reason to replace an existing 915 system by one of the latest products.


This is very valuable and money-saving information. Why haven't I ever heard of this before? Did the expensive motherboards have an advantage in the past, or has nobody ever done this comparison before?

1 Comments:

Anonymous The brother said...

High-end motherboards used to do a better job with compatibility. Some components just wouldn't play well together with some of the cheaper boards. I dunno if that'ss still true, but if so it's something to consider in addition to benchmark results.

That everyone is using the same chipsets now and that the set is close to size 1 may have something to do with it? I dunno.

8/23/2005 4:43 PM  

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