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Gigabyte K8VT890-9 (VIA K8T890 AMD64) Motherboard Review

By: Cameron Johnson | Socket AM3/AM3+ in Motherboards | Posted: Jul 6, 2005 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 7.5%Manufacturer: Gigabyte

Test System Setup

 

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Winchester

 

Memory: 2x 512MB DDR-400 OCZ Gold Gamer

 

Hard Disk: 2x Maxtor Maxline III 250GB (RAID 0)

 

Graphics Card: ATI Radeon X800XT Platinum (Supplied by ASUS)

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

 

Drivers: ATI Catalyst 5.6, DX9c and VIA Hyperion 4.56

 

We have compared Gigabyte's K8T890 board against an nVidia nForce 4 SLI motherboard from Gigabyte. This should help give us an indication about how VIA's newest Athlon 64 chipset performs against nVidia's newest. Of course, we only used a single graphics cards on the nForce 4 SLI based test motherboard.

 

SiSoft Sandra

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2005 SR1

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.sisoftware.co.uk

 

Product Homepage: http://sisoftware.jaggedonline.com/index.php?location=home&a=TTA&lang=en

 

Buy It Here

 

 

SiSoft Sandra (System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is a synthetic Windows benchmark that features different tests used to evaluate different PC subsystems.

 

 

Due to the on-CPU memory controller of the K8, board to board comparisons of memory controllers should be identical which in this case are almost to the letter.

 

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