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

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

AquaMark 3

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Unpatched

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.massive.de

 

Product Homepage: http://www.aquamark3.com

 

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AquaMark 3 is the latest installment of the AquaMark benchmark suite. This new benchmark is much more powerful and demands much more from both the system and the graphics card. If there is any weakness in the system or 3D components, AquaMark 3 will find them.

 

 

In our AquaMark test series we have a mixed bag of results. While the MSI board manages to utilize the CPU power a bit more efficiently, the ABIT gets better performance from the video board and also wins the race for overall score. We are still seeing, however, a very evenly matched pair of motherboards.

 

 

 

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