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-II (Supplied by Seagate)
Graphics Card: Integrated GPU and ATI Radeon X1300XT
Cooling: GIGABYTE Neon K8 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2
Drivers: ATI SB600 2.506.1540.28, ATI Catalyst 7.3, Nvidia ForceWare 93.73 and DX9c
Again like our MSI AMD 690G motherboard review, no overclocking results were done as the motherboard only hit a marginal 5MHz FSB increase.
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, 512MB on the MSI AMD 690G motherboard and 512MB on the GIGABYTE motherboard.
All memory settings were set at 1:1 SPD with the FSB at 200MHz.
Let us get this show on the road and find out which offers the best performance in our benchmarks.
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.
GIGABYTE has not done any extra tweaking to gain a performance advantage over MSI - both 690G motherboards perform identically.