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 Australia)
Graphics Card: MSI Radeon X1950 Pro (Supplied by MSI)
Cooling: Gigabyte Neon775 (Supplied by Gigabyte)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP SP2
Drivers: nVidia Platform Driver 9.53, ATI Catalyst 7.1 and DX9c
Our test systems were comprised of the eVGA nForce 680i motherboard (based on nVidia reference design) as our base line board and the Foxconn 680i motherboard.
As always we tested using stock speeds and overclocked at maximum FSB attainable. We used 507MHz FSB with a multiplier of 6x for the Foxconn motherboard providing a CPU clock speed of 3042MHz and the eVGA motherboard operated at a maximum of 503MHz FSB with a multiplier of 6x providing a CPU clock speed of 3018MHz.
Let's get this show underway and see what the Foxconn N68S7AA-8EKRS2H motherboard is truly capable of in the all important benchmark numbers.
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.
Extremely close results between the two boards, even when overclocked.