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Intel P965 chipset examined with Gigabyte 965P-DQ6 - Benchmarks - Test Systems and Sandra

Today we compare Intel 975X vs. P965 chipset performance with Gigabyte's classy Core 2 Duo based 965P-DQ6 motherboard.

| Socket LGA 775 in Motherboards | Posted: Aug 23, 2006 4:00 am

Intel P965 Test System

 

Processor: Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 (1066MHz FSB) (Supplied by Intel)

 

Motherboard: Gigabyte 965P-DQ6 (Supplied by Gigabyte)

 

Memory: 2x 1GB DDR2-1066 Corsair

 

Hard Disk: Seagate 7200.9 500GB SATA (Supplied by Seagate)

 

Graphics Card: nVidia GeForce 7800GT (Supplied by ASUS)

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

 

Drivers: Intel INF 8.1.1.1001, nVidia ForceWare 91.31 and DX9c

 

Intel 975X Test System

 

Processor: Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 (1066MHz FSB) (Supplied by Intel)

 

Motherboard: Intel I975XBX (Supplied by Intel)

 

Memory: 2x 1GB DDR2-1066 Corsair

 

Hard Disk: Seagate 7200.9 500GB SATA (Supplied by Seagate)

 

Graphics Card: nVidia GeForce 7800GT (Supplied by ASUS)

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

 

Drivers: Intel INF 8.1.1.1001, nVidia ForceWare 91.31 and DX9c

 

Now for this review, we are actually putting more of an emphasis on the P965 vs. I975X performance which we will be doing at stock clock speeds with the DDR-2 speeds clocked in BIOS at their maximum.

 

This means we ran the DDR-2 on the P965 at 800MHz and the 975 at 667MHz as defined by its maximum supported speed. We will be doing an upcoming P965 Shootout where we will focus more on the overclocking results of the board. For now it's purely P965 vs. 975X performance that we are interested in.

 

Let's get this show on the road, as they say!

 

SiSoft Sandra

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2007

 

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.

 

 

Memory results shows that the new P965 with its tweaked memory controller and faster DDR-2 supported speeds enabled it to lead in Sandra's raw memory performance test.

Gigabyte GA-K8N Pro-SLI Motherboard

 

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