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Smooth Creations LAN Shark Gaming System

By: Chris Ramseyer | Gaming Desktop PCs in Computer Systems | Posted: Nov 10, 2008 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Smooth Creations

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Smooth Creations LAN Shark


We see that the LAN Shark arrived on our doorstep with a 6% CPU overclock and a 13% bus overclock. The system is far from being pushed to the limit, so adventurous users will be able to squeeze a lot of extra performance out of the processor.


It took a long time but Intel has finally caught up with AMD in memory benchmarks. The system we reviewed comes with DDR2-800 memory bumped up to 900 MHz. At this speed the memory requires 2.2 volts, but our sample came configured for 1.9. It is hardly a gotcha moment since the DFI motherboard makes these small corrections easy.


To Smooth Creations' defence, the systems generally come equipped with G.Skill memory according to the website and in my opinion the G.Skill memory works a little better with some of DFI's advanced options and the way the boards are programmed.




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Smooth Creations LAN Shark


Even with the mild overclock the LAN Shark produces very good processor calculation scores.


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Smooth Creations LAN Shark


ScienceMark 2 is a good benchmark for comparing different processors and as we gather more data from other full system reviews we will be able to start comparing their performance to one another.


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