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MSI K9AGM2-FIH - All in One HTPC Motherboard based on AMD 690G - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and Memory Performance

MSI sent us the K9AGM2-FIH (AMD 690G chipset) - it looks good on paper for HTPC usage but how does it really perform?

| Socket AM2/AM2+ in Motherboards | Posted: May 31, 2007 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 7.5%Manufacturer: MSI

Test System Setup

 

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 3800+ (200MHz FSB x 10)

 

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

 

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

 

Graphics Card: Integrated GPU and Radeon X1300XT

 

Cooling: Gigabyte Neon K8 (Supplied by Gigabyte)

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

 

Drivers: ATI SB600 Driver 2.506.1540.28, ATI Catalyst 7.3, Nvidia ForceWare 93.73 and DX9c

 

In our tests we did not have any overclocking results, due to the fact that the MSI motherboard did not have any overclocking features at all.

 

We did tests with both the integrated GPU's on both of the two test motherboards as well as using an ATI Radeon X1300XT graphics card to simulate a low-end system setup.

 

Our integrated systems were set with the highest amount of memory available in the BIOS to each - for the ASUS M2NPV-VM (based on Nvidia GeForce 6150) it was 256MB and 512MB on the MSI AMD 690G motherboard. All memory settings were set at 1:1 SPD with the FSB at 200MHz.

 

Let us get this show on the road now and see exactly what MSI's AMD 690G motherboard is capable of producing!

 

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.

 

 

 

Both integrated graphics setups take a huge chunk of the system memory for their frame buffer and this takes quite a toll on the memory bandwidth, especially on the AMD setup that have to go through two Northbridges before it gets to the system memory.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+, 2.0 GHz (ADA3800CUBOX) Boxed Processor

 

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