ODBC 3.5 DAO faster than BDE 4.51 using native access driver

I've been testing data access using ODBC and BDE 4.51 and I found that the
ODBC connection is much faster than BDE 4.1 using the native MSACCESS
driver. Can anyone confirm this..

My Access mdb file size is 270 megs and has 8 tables,  6 of the 8 tables has
over 350,000 records