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Gigabyte 8GPXNP Duo Revisited - New BIOS, Better Performance - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and Sisoft Sandra

By: Cameron Johnson | NVIDIA Chipset in Motherboards | Posted: Nov 25, 2004 5:00 am

Test System Setup


Processor: Intel Pentium 560 (800MHz FSB) (Supplied by Spectrum Communications)


Memory: 2x 512MB DDR2-533 Micron


Hard Disk: 2x Maxtor Maxline III 250GB RAID (RAID 0)


Graphics Card: nVidia GeForce PCX5900 (Supplied by Gigabyte)


Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP1


Drivers: nVidia Forceware 66.93 and DX9c


To evaluate the performance of the new BIOS from Gigabyte we re-tested the motherboard with the original BIOS and then re-tested with the new BIOS flashed onto the motherboard. To maintain accurate results, all of the settings (such as memory timings) were set the same with each BIOS.


SiSoft Sandra


Version and / or Patch Used: 2204 SP2b


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



Here we can see that the memory performance has improved over the last BIOS revision.


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