Test System Setup
Processor: Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 (Supplied by Intel)
Memory: 2x 1GB DDR2-1066 Corsair (Supplied by Corsair)
Hard Disk: 500GB Seagate 7200.9 SATA (Supplied by Seagate Australia)
Graphics Card: MSI Radeon X1950 Pro (Supplied by MSI)
Cooling: Gigabyte Neon775 (Supplied by Gigabyte)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP SP2
Drivers: nForce Platform Driver 9.53, ATI Catalyst 7.1 and DX9c
Our test systems are comprised of the ABIT IN9 32X-MAX Wi-Fi motherboard and our reference board from eVGA which is based on the nVidia reference design.
Like normal we run both boards at stock speeds as well as overclocked. Our overclocked settings were 468MHz FSB with a multiplier of 7x for the ABIT motherboard providing a clock speed of 3270MHz and 503MHz FSB with a multiplier of 7x for the eVGA motherboard providing a clock speed of 3507MHz.
Clearly the eVGA reference motherboard has an advantage not just in processor clock speed but also FSB. Let's get into the benchmark and see what type of affect this has on overall performance. The IN9 32X-MAX Wi-Fi has plenty of great features and visual appeal but what does this mean if it cannot perform?
Let's get started!
EVEREST Ultimate Edition
Version and / or Patch Used: 2006
Developer Homepage: http://www.lavalys.com
Product Homepage: http://www.lavalys.com
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.
We can see that in the memory performance side of things the ABIT board's lack of speed and poorly optimised BIOS really lets the board down when overclocked and it'll no doubt be a continued trend.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications]
- Page 3 [Inside the Box]
- Page 4 [Motherboard]
- Page 5 [BIOS and Overclocking]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Test System Setup and Memory Performance]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - PCMark]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - WorldBench]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - Adobe Premiere Elements]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - 3DMark06]
- Page 11 [Benchmarks - PREY]
- Page 12 [Benchmarks - Far Cry]
- Page 13 [Final Thoughts]
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