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DFI LANPARTY "B" Canterwood and Springdale - Head to Head - Benchmarks - AquaMark3

We've got two very capable Pentium 4 based chipsets under the spotlight today from Intel based on DFI's new line of LANPARTY "B" motherboards for the enthusiast. We compare the more expensive Canterwood to the cut-down Springdale chipset but tweaked up by DFI. The results may surprise!

| Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: Dec 3, 2003 5:00 am

AquaMark3

 

AquaMark3 is a powerful tool to determine reliable information about the gaming performance of a computer system. Because the benchmark extensively utilizes DirectX9, DirectX8 and DirectX7 functionality, it represents the requirements of typical gaming applications in 2003 and 2004.

 

 

Here we actually see the Springdale motherboard take charge! Although only by a small amount, it's not a result one would have expected.

 

Overclocking Tests

 

 

Obviously AquaMark3 heavily relies on FSB speeds. Based on the stock results above, the extra 5MHz FSB is all that's needed to rightfully put the Canterwood back in front.

 

 

 

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