Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,630 Reviews & Articles | 45,190 News Posts

DFI LANPARTY "B" Canterwood and Springdale - Head to Head - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and SiSoft Sandra 2004

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!

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

Test System Setup


Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz (800MHz FSB with HT enabled)


Memory: 2x Mushkin 256MB PC4000 DDR-500 (Timings of 2.5-8-3-3 in Dual Channel mode) (Supplied by Mushkin)


Hard Disk: Maxtor SATA 80GB 7,200 RPM


Graphics Card: GeCube Radeon 9800 XT (Overdrive disabled) (Supplied by Kingmax Australia)


Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP1


Drivers: ATI Catalyst 3.9 and Direct-X 9.0b


For all of our tests, apart from the overclocking tests, the PAT-like "Super Patch" feature of the Springdale motherboard was disabled. The exact same settings were made for both motherboard to make for an even playing field, such as disabling V-Sync and using the same memory timings.


SiSoft Sandra 2004


SiSoft Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) 2004 is a synthetic windows benchmark that features different tests used to evaluate different PC subsystems.





Initial results are somewhat surprising. As far as Sandra is concerned the variation in performance between the two chipsets is very minor, with the Springdale motherboard even slightly surpassing the Canterwood in a few of the tests.


Also keep in mind; the "Super Patch" feature of the Springdale board was disabled at this stage. We only enabled it during our overclocked bench tests of which you will see shortly.




Find the lowest price on DFI Motherboards!


PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.


United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.

United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.

Australia: Find other tech and computer products like this over at PLE Computer's website.

Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.


Further Reading: Read and find more Motherboards content at our Motherboards reviews, guides and articles index page.

Do you get our RSS feed? Get It!

Got an opinion on this content? Post a comment below!

Latest News Posts

View More News Posts

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Or Scroll Down