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Nvidia nForce 680i LT motherboard reviewed, DFI UT SLI-T2R on trial (Page 6)

By Cameron Johnson from Apr 26, 2007 @ 23:00 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 8.5%Manufacturer: DFI

Test System Setup


Processor: Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 (Supplied by Intel)


Memory: 2x 1GB DDR2-1066 Corsair at 1:1 (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 Professional SP2


Drivers: nForce Platform Driver 9.53, ATI Catalyst 7.1 and DX9c


Down to testing - we have given the DFI 680i LT board a good grilling by pitting it against the eVGA 680i SLI, which the latter is the more expensive chipset of the two.


We used our regular set of benchmarks. We wanted to see if there were any major performance differences between the two chipsets at both stock (which will reveal any major changes) as well as overclocked.


Our overclocked settings were with the DFI board at 487MHz with a multiplier of 7x for a grand total of 3409MHz. Our eVGA was at 503MHz with a multiplier of 7x for a grand total of 3521MHz. Memory settings at all times were kept at SPD with ratio at 1:1.


Can the DFI 680i LT keep impressing? Let us find out!


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At stock clocks we see that there is only a minor difference between both chipsets, nothing to really write home about. Despite a slower clock speed when overclocked, the DFI motherboard manages to give some good scores here.

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