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Mobile on Desktop MSI style - 915GM Speedster-FA4 (now with Overclocking) - Benchmarks - Test Systems and Sandra

Last time it was Core Duo, this time we take a look at MSI's Mobile on Desktop board using the older Pentium M CPU.

| Socket LGA 775 in Motherboards | Posted: May 29, 2006 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.5%Manufacturer: MSI

Dothan Test System

 

Processor: Intel Pentium M 1.8GHz (Supplied by Intel)

 

Memory: 2x 1GB DDR2-1000 Super Talent

 

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

 

Graphics Card: ASUS GeForce 7800GT (Supplied by ASUS)

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP SP2

 

Netburst Test System

 

Processor: Intel Pentium 4 621 2.8GHz (800MHz FSB) (Supplied by Intel)

 

Motherboard: ASUS P5WD2-E Premium (Supplied by ASUS)

 

Memory: 2x 1GB DDR2-1000 Super Talent

 

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

 

Graphics Card: ASUS GeForce 7800GT (Supplied by ASUS)

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP SP2

 

AMD K8 Test System

 

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 1.8GHz

 

Memory: 2x 1GB DDR-533 Corsair

 

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

 

Motherboard: ASUS A8R32-MVP (Supplied by ASUS)

 

Graphics Card: ASUS GeForce 7800GT (Supplied by ASUS)

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP SP2

 

For this test we wanted to get tests systems as close as possible to each other. Both the Dothan and the AMD systems used 1.8GHz clocked processors with the Pentium 4 system using a 2.8GHz CPU. Since the Dothan is single core based we used all single core CPU's. We also overclocked the CPU on the MSI motherboard in this update of the review.

 

All test systems used the most up-to-date drivers found on company websites from Intel, nVidia and ATI along with DX9c. Let's get started with the testing!

 

SiSoft Sandra

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2007

 

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.

 

 

 

 

In the synthetic tests we can see that the Dothan has more raw CPU power than the Netburst system but falls behind in the multimedia and memory tests.

Intel Pentium M 740, 1.73 GHz (BX80536GE1733FJ) Intel Boxed Processor

 

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