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MSI P6N SLI Platinum Motherboard - Nvidia nForce 650i SLI returns

By: Cameron Johnson | NVIDIA Chipset in Motherboards | Posted: May 6, 2007 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.0%Manufacturer: MSI

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


Battling it out today we have the MSI 650i against our ECS 650i test system, as well as the eVGA 680i SLI motherboard.


We used the same suite of tests in order to determine if there is any improvement in each board at stock as well as overclocked speeds.


Our ECS board when overclocked was running 6x 466MHz, our MSI board overclocked was running 6x 472MHz, and our eVGA was running overclocked at 6x 503MHz. Memory settings at all times were kept at SPD with ratio at 1:1.


Let us get on with the show.


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At stock the MSI board out performs our ECS board, just, quite possibly due to a bit more tweaking of the BIOS. This continues to overclocked where it manages to extend its lead a fraction over the ECS 650i.



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