SiSoft Sandra Memory Bandwidth
Test"> As we did in the last AMD DDR motherboard roundup, we used SiSoft Sandras SSE integer streaming test to measure the memory bandwidth of this batch. The trend continues: the results are telling of a serious deficiency on the part of the Soyo board. It came in more than 18% lower than its nearest competitor, the Gigabyte K7VTXH+, and a whopping 25% lower than the ABIT KR7A, which, by the way, burned through this benchmark without breaking a sweat.
Whether that harkens to a memory bandwidth deficiency with the ALi MAGiK1, or just with the Soyo K7ADA, cannot be determined without a wider sampling of ALi product. Its also possible that BIOS updates could improve the memory performance of the relatively new K7ADA.