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Intel P965 Shootout Part 1 - ASUS, MSI and Foxconn - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and Sandra

By: Cameron Johnson | Socket LGA 775 in Motherboards | Posted: Oct 10, 2006 4:00 am

Test System Setup


Processor: Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 (Supplied by Intel)


Memory: 2x 1GB DDR2-1066 Corsair (Supplied by Corsair)


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


Graphics Card: nVidia GeForce 7800GT


Cooling: Gigabyte 3D Galaxy II (Supplied by Gigabyte)


Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2


Drivers: Intel INF, nVidia ForceWare 91.31 and DX9c


Our test systems were set to give the fairest results we could even when overclocked.


We used a multiplier of 7x with all the boards with DRAM set at 1:1. We are trying to see which board is better for you deepening on what you want to do - stock or overclocked but who doesn't overclock these days?


In the overclocked state, the ASUS board was running at 443 x 7 = 3101MHz, the Foxconn board was running at 432 x 7 = 3024MHz and the MSI board was running at 402 x 7 = 2814MHz.


Let's take a look at the performance of the boards!


SiSoft Sandra


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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.



Stock clocks we see very little between the boards and it is not till we overclock we see a slight improvement and the crown here to ASUS for the higher memory bandwidth.

MSI P965 Neo-F Motherboard


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