3D Performance: 3DMark2001 SE
Since PCChips M861G v1.6a has on-board video, we decided to compare its 3D performance not only with other socket 754 motherboards with on-board video but also with two entry-level video cards to see how is its on-board video compared to add-on VGAs. So we included results obtained with a GeForce FX 5200 with 128 MB and 128-bit interface (from XFX) and a GeForce FX 5200 with 128 MB and 64-bit interface (from Leadtek) installed on this motherboard.
VIA K8M800 is based on S3 UniChrome Pro IGP engine, which is a DirectX 7 part. SiS 760 GX, used by Foxconn WinFast 760GXK8MB, is based on Mirage 2 engine, which is a DirectX 8.1 part. And GeForce 6100, which is used by Foxconn WinFast 6100K8MB-RS, is based on GeForce 6 engine, which is DirectX 9.0c. So these three chipsets use graphics engines from three different generations.
3DMark2001 SE measures 3D performance by making DirectX 8.1 simulations.
You can check the results of our benchmarking below. All the listed video cards were installed on PCChips M861G v1.6a.
As you can see, the integrated graphics of K8M800 used by PCChips M861G v1.6a achieved the worst result in 3DMark2001 SE, as Foxconn WinFast 760GXK8MB (SiS 760 GX) was 3.57% faster and Foxconn WinFast 6100K8MB-RS (GeForce 6100) was 106.43% faster.
As we always say, on-board video has never the same performance level of an add-on card, even the low-end ones. A 64-bit GeForce FX 5200 was 167.09% faster than VIA K8M800 integrated graphics and a 128-bit GeForce FX 5200 was 293.57% faster.