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ASUS P5N32-SLI Motherboard - 955X vs. nForce4 IE x16 - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and Sandra

Today we're looking at the ASUS P5N32-SLI motherboard based on nVidia's nForce 4 Intel Edition x16 chipset.

| NVIDIA Chipset in Motherboards | Posted: Jan 11, 2006 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.5%      Manufacturer: ASUS

Test System Setup

 

Processor: Intel Pentium D 840 (800MHz FSB) (Supplied by Intel)

 

Memory: 2x 1GB Corsair DDR2-800

 

Hard Disk: 2x Seagate 7200.9 (RAID 0) (Supplied by Seagate)

 

Graphics Card: ATI Radeon X800XT Platinum (Supplied by ASUS)

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP SP2

 

Drivers: ATI Catalyst 5.12 and DX9c

 

We've compared the new ASUS P5N32-SLI against the ASUS P5WD2 which is based on the Intel 955X chipset. Both boards have a stunning feature-set, but which offers the best performance?

 

Let's find out!

 

ASUS P5N32-SLI Deluxe Motherboard

 

SiSoft Sandra

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2005 SR3a

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.sisoftware.co.uk

 

Product Homepage: http://sisoftware.jaggedonline.com/index.php?location=home&a=TTA&lang=en

 

Buy It Here

 

 

SiSoft Sandra (System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is a synthetic Windows benchmark that features different tests used to evaluate different PC subsystems.

 

 

It is clear that nVidia's DDR-2 memory controller is far superior to the Intel 955X controller.

 

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