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: MSI Radeon 1950Pro (Supplied by MSI)
Cooling: Gigabyte Neon775 (Supplied by Gigabyte)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP SP2
Drivers: Intel INF 188.8.131.521, ATI Platform Drive 6.10, nVidia Platform Driver 9.53
Now we get into the benchmarks of our review. Today we are pitting the P965 DQ6 from Gigabyte against the nForce 680i from eVGA against the DFI Crossfire 3200. We will be checking out stock speeds as well as overclocked speeds to gauge performance.
For our overclocked results we used the Gigabyte motherboard at 487MHz FSB with a multiplier of 6x. The EVGA motherboard was running at 489MHz FSB with the same 6x multiplier. And the DFI motherboard again used a 6x multiplier but running with the higher 511MHz FSB. All of the motherboards were running the memory synchronously (1:1) with the FSB to give best results.
Let's get this show on the road and see how the new DFI RD600 motherboard is able to hang with the other boards.
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
SiSoft Sandra (System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is a synthetic Windows benchmark that features different tests used to evaluate different PC subsystems.
At stock speeds the DFI board manages to just beat out the competition, however at overclocked speeds we can see that nVidia despite a lower FSB and memory clock still holds the crown here.