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XFX 680i LT SLI - Can a graphics card builder make a good motherboard? - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and Memory Performance

Reference designs - do boards need to be tweaked by a specialist motherboard maker to give top performance and features?

| NVIDIA Chipset in Motherboards | Posted: May 13, 2007 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.0%Manufacturer: XFX

Test System Setup

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Graphics Card: MSI Radeon X1950 Pro (Supplied by MSI)

 

Cooling: Gigabyte Neon775 (Supplied by Gigabyte)

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

 

Drivers: Nvidia nForce Platform Driver 9.53, ATI Catalyst 7.3 and DX9c

 

Today's test systems consist of our previously reviewed DFI 680i LT SLI motherboard. As normal we run the same suite of benchmarks such as Everest, PCMark, Worldbench, Adobe Premiere Elements, 3DMark06, Prey, Far Cry and HD Tach.

 

Tests were completed at stock speeds of 266MHz x 11 with a memory ratio of 1:1. Overclocking reached 485MHz x 7 for 3395MHz on the XFX while the DFI ran 487MHz x 7 for a slightly higher 3409MHz. We will be running a single graphics card configuration.

 

Let us get this show on the road and see what we have here!

 

Everest Ultimate Edition

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2006

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.lavalys.com

 

Product Homepage: http://www.lavalys.com

 

Buy It Here

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Everest shows both boards have almost identical memory scores at overclocked. Stock speeds are also dead even.

Pine Technology XFX MB-N680-ISH nForce 680i SLI Motherboard

 

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