Foxconn DigitaLife ELA P45 Motherboard

Encoding Benchmarks

ViMark logo
 
ViMark is the latest addition to the OC3D motherboard testing process and a relatively new benchmarking application in general. Designed to take the inaccuracies and guesswork out of measuring the time taken to encode video files, ViMark produces easily comparable and consistent results for encoding raw video into Windows Media, Quicktime, AVI and Gif formats. As always, a total of 5 benchmark runs were performed with the highest and lowest scores removed and an average calculated from the remaining 3 scores.
 






 
7-Zip logo
 
7-Zip is an open source Winzip-style file compression utility that has the ability to compress and decompress many file formats including its own .7z compression scheme. 7-Zip also comes complete with its own benchmarking utility for gauging the compression and decompression speed of the system that it is installed on.
 


 
Results Observations
 
The ViMark benchmark shows a significant performance deficit between all three comparison motherboards over the Foxconn ELA, with the exception of AVI encoding where the difference is minimal. Surprisingly, the Foxconn ELA manages to pull ahead of the competion in the 7-Zip Compression benchmark, even with less clock speed than the other motherboards. However, once again we see the Foxconn ELA's performance fall away during the Decompression benchmark.
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Most Recent Comments

10-12-2008, 08:31:09

PV5150
Looking for a fully featured HTPC motherboard based upon the Intel P45 Chipset? If so, the Foxconn ELA may be what you're looking for...

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...105640215s.jpg

Foxconn ELA P45 Motherboard review

10-12-2008, 09:39:07

Rastalovich
Ouch. That looks like a mobo desperately seeking a bios upd8 of sorts. The only thing I would throw out is the possibility that this mobo would perform better with the 45nm cpus - it's a longshot, but with the likes of Q6600 going eol, perhaps they've initially overlooked their specific tuning in favor of more current cpus.

That being said, if it is the case, I`m sure they`ll still look into doing a bios for them out of demand.

Even with it's shortfallings in the oc department, I'm surprized it did as well as it did.

Big sticking point is 200. Foxconn really do charge over the odds for their mobos. In some cases, with the BlackOps packaging, u can sanction an excuse. But here I definately can't, by a good 50.

Nice review, even tho disappointing.

12-12-2008, 05:40:41

PV5150
Thanks for the feedback Rast and definitely agreed - Foxconn have shot themselves in the foot here unfortunately
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