Shuttle HOT-571

by Anand Lal Shimpi on January 6, 1998 11:02 AM EST
The Test

In recent times, choosing a motherboard cannot be completely determined by a Winstone score. Now, many boards come within one Winstone point of each other and therefore the need to benchmark boards against each other falls. Therefore you shouldn't base your decision entirely on the benchmarks you see here, but also on the technical features and advantages of this particular board, seeing as that will probably make the greatest difference in your overall experience.

Test Configuration

Processor(s): AMD K6/233 ANR & Intel Pentium MMX 233 & Cyrix 6x86MX-PR2/200
RAM: 2 - 32MB Advanced Megatrends SDRAM DIMMs
2 - 32MB Corsair SDRAM DIMMs
Hard Drive(s): Western Digital Caviar AC21600H
Video Card: Matrox Millennium (2MB WRAM)
Busmaster EIDE Drivers: Intel v3.01
Video Card Drivers: MGA Millennium
OS: Windows 95 Service Release 2



Windows 95 Performance of the Shuttle HOT-571
CPU Business Winstone 97 Business Graphics Winmark 97
AMD K6-PR2/200 53.4 101
AMD K6-PR2/225 56.2 110
AMD K6-PR2/233 55.6 112
Cyrix 6x86MX-PR2/200 (150/75) 54.1 105
Cyrix 6x86MX-PR2/200 (166/66) 55.0 110
Intel Pentium MMX - 200 50.2 98.9
Intel Pentium MMX - 225 54.3 111
Intel Pentium MMX - 233 53.1 110
Intel Pentium MMX - 262.5 Failed Failed

In one sentence, HOT-571, decent board...above average features, average performance, below average stability. 


The Final Decision

As long as you don't expect to do much overclocking, the HOT-571 is a worthy successor to the HOT-565/569, however the minute you decide to get the most out of your system going with the 571 becomes much less of an "intelligent" decision and more of a regretted one.  Fortunately, if you want all the features of a Shuttle motherboard, with the added stability and option to overclock, Shuttle has provided us with another solution...its name?  The Shuttle HOT-567. 

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