Test System Setup
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ (at 2.2GHz and 2.77GHz)
Memory: 2x 512MB Corsair DDR-533
Hard Disk: 2x Seagate 7200.9 in RAID 0 (Supplied by Seagate)
Graphics Card: ASUS GeForce 7800GT (Supplied by ASUS)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP SP2
Drivers: nVidia ForceWare 84.21, nVidia Southbridge Driver 8.22 and DX9c
Today we are comparing the Foxconn 6150K8MD Motherboard against the fast ABIT AN8 32x (based on nVidia nForce4 16x chipset). This will be a good test for the Foxconn board to see how it stands up against one of the fastest Socket 939 motherboards on the market.
Our overclocking tests were performed using the highest possible FSB obtained while keeping the CPU as safe in the overclocking range as possible.
For our Foxconn test system this was done with a CPU multiplier of 11x and a FSB of 252MHz, giving us a stable speed at 2.77GHz using a water cooled setup. Our ABIT system managed to run at 310MHz FSB with a multiplier of 9x for a grand total of 2.79GHz. The memory speed on both motherboards is running at 1:1 at default SPD timings, so the ABIT board has a clear advantage.
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
SiSoft Sandra (System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is a synthetic Windows benchmark that features different tests used to evaluate different PC subsystems.
Here we see at stock clocks that the 6150 based Foxconn and the nForce 4 SLI x16 ABIT AN8 32X perform identical. Overclocking the Foxconn board gives the memory bandwidth that extra boost but due to its inability to clock as high as the ABIT board, it falls behind.
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