Test System Setup
Processor(s): AMD Athlon 64 3800+
Video card(s): ATI Radeon X700PRO (Supplied by ATI)
Memory: 1 X 512MB OCZ PC3200 (Supplied by OCZ Technology)
Hard Disk(s): Western Digital Raptor 74.6GB SATA 10,000RPM (Supplied by Western Digital)
Operating System Used: Windows XP Professional SP1
Drivers Used: ATI Catalyst 4.11, DirectX 9C and reference chipset drivers from ATI and nVidia
We have as usual thrown a number of real world and synthetic tests at the motherboards to find out which one comes out on top. The reason for the X700PRO being used in both tests is due to the fact that we did receive the ATI motherboard before the nVidia motherboard and that the ATI motherboard came with the graphics card.
Since the nVidia motherboard didn't offer Firewire we didn't do a graph comparing the performance. We did test 1394 on the ATI chipset though which gave us a read speed of 35.1MB/s and a CPU usage of 2%. When we compare the transfer speeds to results in the past it is considered quite poor as we saw the ABIT AA8 (Intel 925 chipset and Pentium 4) offer almost 65MB/s and the same CPU usage.
Version and / or Patch Used: 2004
Developer Homepage: http://www.sisoftware.co.uk
Product Homepage: http://sisoftware.jaggedonline.com/index.php?location=home&a=TTA&lang=en
SiSoft Sandra (System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is a synthetic Windows benchmark that features different tests used to evaluate different PC subsystems.
Performance on both motherboards is quite similar as far as synthetic memory benchmarks go which is to be expected as the memory controller is built onto the actual processor.
Looking at the performance above, we can see that performance is still quite similar.
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