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ULi Fights Back - M1695 Athlon 64 Chipset Preview - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and SiSoft Sandra

During Computex 2005 in Taiwan there was plenty of talk around town about ULi's fight back into the chipset scene. The company formerly known as ALi has sent us their newest AMD64 reference motherboard based on their M1695 Athlon 64 two chip chipset solution. Read on as we take a complete look at the design behind the chipset and how it performs against VIA's K8T890 Pro and nVidia's nForce4 Ultra chipsets. Do we have a real new chipset competitor on the block? Read on and find out!

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Test System Setup

 

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Winchester

 

Memory: 2x 512MB OCZ DDR-533 (Supplied by OCZ)

 

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

 

Graphics Cards: ASUS Radeon X800XT PCI Express and AGP (Supplied by ASUS)

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

 

Drivers: ATI Catalyst 5.4 and ULi Autodriver

 

We have done tests using both AGP and PCI-E in order to see if there is any performance degradation using the AGP from ULi.

 

We have also put the ULi chipset up against VIA's K8T890 motherboard from Gigabyte and nVidia's nForce 4 Ultra motherboard from EPoX.

 

SiSoft Sandra

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2005 SR1

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.sisoftware.co.uk

 

Product Homepage: http://sisoftware.jaggedonline.com/index.php?location=home&a=TTA&lang=en

 

Buy It Here

 

 

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 see very little in performance differences between the platforms including the AGP usage of the ULi board.

 

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