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BIOSTAR TPower N750 AM2+ Motherboard - Test System Setup and Memory Performance

NVIDIA has quite a few chipsets out now, both for AMD and Intel. We test BIOSTARs mid-range nForce 750a for AMD today.

| Socket AM2/AM2+ in Motherboards | Posted: Oct 9, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 82%Manufacturer: BIOSTAR

Test System

 

Processor: AMD Phenom X4 9850 (10.5x200MHz)

 

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

 

Hard Disk: 500GB Western Digital SE16 (Supplied by Western Digital)

 

Graphics Card: GIGABYTE 9800GX2 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)

 

Cooling: GIGABYTE 3D Galaxy II (Supplied by GIGABYTE)

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista SP1

 

Drivers: nForce Driver 15.24, ATI Catalyst 8.7, Forceware 178.13

 

Today's tests involve the nForce 750a based BIOSTAR motherboard along with our resident AMD 780G motherboard from ASUS. Today we will be testing out the system using the IGP and discrete graphics in both stock and overclocked configurations to see just how well the systems compare.

 

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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.

 

BIOSTAR TPower nForce 750a Motherboard Review

 

BIOSTAR TPower nForce 750a Motherboard Review

 

First off, we start with the memory performance and AMDs onboard memory controller always impresses when compared to Intel's chipset based memory controller.

 

First we see that with the IGPs enabled we see both chipsets use the same amount of memory space and bandwidth. Using the discrete GPU setup we see that the two platforms are identical. When we go to overclocking, we see that the nForce 750a overclocks a lot better than the ASUS board.

 

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