Test System Setup
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
Memory: 2x 1GB DDR2-1066 Corsair (Supplied by Corsair)
Hard Disk: 500GB Seagate 7200.9 SATA (Supplied by Seagate)
Graphics Card: MSI Radeon X1950 Pro in Crossfire (Supplied by MSI)
Cooling: Gigabyte Neon K8 (Supplied by Gigabyte)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP SP2
Drivers: nForce Platform Driver 9.35, ATI Catalyst 7.1 and DX9c
Our test system consists of the nForce 590 SLI EPoX and the MSI K9N SLI Platinum which is based on the nForce 570SLI chipset. We ran the systems at stock speeds as well as overclocked.
Technically the only differences between the 570SLI and 590SLI chipsets is that the 590SLI uses dual full-speed PCI Express graphics slots and the 570SLI uses half speed - hence, 590SLI might see some advantage in games but probably not that much.
At overclocked speeds the MSI motherboard was operating at 342MHz FSB with a multiplier of 6x providing a CPU clock speed of 2052MHz and the EPoX motherboard was operating at 364MHz FSB with a multiplier of 6x providing a CPU clock speed of 2184MHz.
Let's get the testing under way!
EVEREST Ultimate Edition
Version and / or Patch Used: 2006
Developer Homepage: http://www.lavalys.com
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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 speeds there is barely any difference in memory speeds due to the memory controller being CPU based rather than chipset based. It's only when the clock speeds kick up we see the memory scores go in EPoX's favour.
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