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ASRock GeForce 7050 ALiveNF7G-HD720p - Test System Setup and Memory Performance

AMD's IGP based 690G chipset for the AMD AM2 platform now has some competition, we check out NVIDIA's new alternative.

By: | NVIDIA Chipset in Motherboards | Posted: Oct 3, 2007 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 63%Manufacturer: ASRock

Test System


Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+


Memory: 2x 1GB DDR2-1186 Geil (Supplied by Geil)


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


Graphics Card: MSI GeForce 8800GTS 640MB, Onboard GeForce 7050 and Onboard ATI Radeon X1250


Cooling: Stock AMD Athlon 64 Cooler


Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP SP2


Drivers: Forceware 163.71, ATI Catalyst 7.8.


Today we are pitting the GeForce 7050 against AMD's 690G chipset, which it is intended to compete directly with. We will be running our tests using the onboard graphics systems of each board with the most available memory each chipset supports.


The ATI X1250 onboard supports up to 512MB and the GeForce 7050 supports a maximum of 256MB. We have also thrown in the GeForce 8800GTS 640MB as our reference card.


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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.




With the graphics cards enabled we see that despite the extra memory diverted to the graphics system on the AMD 690G platform, it still manages to slightly beat the GeForce 7050 platform. When using the discrete graphics option the results are identical.


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