Test System System
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+
Memory: 2x 512MB Corsair DDR-533
Hard Disk: 2x Seagate 7200.9 (Supplied by Seagate)
Graphics Card: 2x ATI Radeon X1600XT (Supplied by MSI Australia)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP SP2
Drivers: ATI Catalyst 6.3 and DX9c
For this review we have put the ASUS A8R32-MVP up against the Sapphire PURE CrossFire PC-A9RD580 motherboard. We also have done comparisons with the ASUS motherboard set to Dual x16 lanes and also Dual x8 lanes just to see if there is any difference going to Dual 16.
Version and / or Patch Used: 2005 SR3
Developer Homepage: http://www.sisoftware.co.uk
Product Homepage: http://sisoftware.jaggedonline.com/index.php?location=home&a=TTA&lang=en
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SiSoft Sandra (System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is a synthetic Windows benchmark that features different tests used to evaluate different PC subsystems.
Both the ASUS and Sapphire boards run equally in memory.