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Socket 939 Motherboards - MSI and nVidia vs. ABIT and VIA - Benchmarks - 3DMark03

Mike has served us up some AMD related content today where he compares two Socket 939 Athlon 64 motherboards. The first is the MSI K8N Neo 2 Platinum which is based on nVidia's nForce3 Ultra chipset and the second is the ABIT AV8 3rd Eye which is based on VIA's K8T800 Pro chipset. We tested with an Athlon 64 FX-53 along with a whole bunch of benchmarks over a whooping 24 pages.

| Socket 939 in Motherboards | Posted: Oct 10, 2004 4:00 am

3DMark03

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Build 340

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com

 

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark03/

 

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3DMark03 is the latest version of the highly favored 3DMark series. By combining full DirectX9.0 support with completely new tests and graphics, 3DMark03 continues the legacy of being industry standard benchmark.

 

Please Note: Due to recent events with the 3DMark03 series, we are adding results purely for those who are still in favor of 3DMark03. These results should not be taken too seriously and are only added for interest sakes.

 

 

While we have shown in the past that the newer 3DMark revisions are nearly all graphics card limited, we can still use this benchmarking tool since we have the same components in both test systems. The only difference is the motherboards, so this test does have merit.

 

That said, we see another very close race between the two competing chipsets. The math shows just a bit over 1% performance gain when using the ABIT board. Again it isn't much, but every little bit helps.

 

 

 

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