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 SATA (Supplied by Seagate)
Graphics Card: 2 x MSI Radeon X1950 Pro in Crossfire (Supplied by MSI)
Cooling: Gigabyte Neon775 (Supplied by Gigabyte)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2
Drivers: Intel INF 126.96.36.1991, AMD Catalyst 7.1 and DX9c
Today we are pitting the original DQ6 against the new improved revision 3.3 as a direct comparison to see how much has been improved.
Both motherboards are running the same F9 BIOS with the DQ6 original at 497MHz FSB x 6 (2982MHz CPU clock speed) and the new DQ6 Rev 3.3 running at 517MHz FSB x 6 (3102MHz CPU clock speed). We have also added the impressive ASUS Commando P965 motherboard which was able to spin its wheels at 507MHz FSB x 6 (3042MHz CPU clock speed).
Sure, the newest DQ6 has the highest clock speed but it also has the bus speed advantage and it will be interesting to see what type of difference this makes to overall performance.
Let's have a look at how they compare!
EVEREST Ultimate Edition
Version and / or Patch Used: 2006
Developer Homepage: http://www.lavalys.com
Product Homepage: http://www.lavalys.com
EVEREST Ultimate Edition is an industry leading system diagnostics and benchmarking solution for enthusiasts PC users, based on the award-winning EVEREST Technology. During system optimizations and tweaking it provides essential system and overclock information, advanced hardware monitoring and diagnostics capabilities to check the effects of the applied settings. CPU, FPU and memory benchmarks are available to measure the actual system performance and compare it to previous states or other systems.
At stock clock speeds the two DQ6 boards are identical in performance, no differences - it's not until we clock things up that the new Rev 3.3 manages to hit the high note.
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