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ECS 965PLT-A Motherboard - Intel 946GZ Chipset Tested (Page 5)

By Cameron Johnson from Apr 17, 2007 @ 23:00 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 8.0%Manufacturer: ECS Elitegroup

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 (Supplied by Seagate Australia)

Graphics Card: MSI RX1950 Pro (Supplied by MSI)

Cooling: Gigabyte Neon775 (Supplied by Gigabyte)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP SP2

Drivers: Intel INF 8.1.1.1001, ATI catalyst 7.1, Intel GMA Driver 14.27

Today we are testing out the GMA 3000 onboard graphics against a 6200 TurboCache graphics card as well as an RX1950Pro card. We compared the results to the P965 Gigabyte DQ6 board.

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With the GMA 3000 enabled we see a performance hit in memory. In the case of the 6200 TurboCache there is not as much of a hit as memory is not being used for graphics at this point.

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