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.
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
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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- Gigabyte K8VT890-9 - Page 1 [Introduction]
- Gigabyte K8VT890-9 - Page 2 [Specifications]
- Gigabyte K8VT890-9 - Page 3 [Features - Package and Motherboard]
- Gigabyte K8VT890-9 - Page 4 [Features - The Chipsets]
- Gigabyte K8VT890-9 - Page 5 [Features - Overclocking]
- Gigabyte K8VT890-9 - Page 6 [Benchmarks - Test System Setup and Sandra]
- Gigabyte K8VT890-9 - Page 7 [Benchmarks - PCMark]
- Gigabyte K8VT890-9 - Page 8 [Benchmarks - 3DMark Series]
- Gigabyte K8VT890-9 - Page 9 [Benchmarks - Doom 3]
- Gigabyte K8VT890-9 - Page 10 [Benchmarks - Half Life 2]
- Gigabyte K8VT890-9 - Page 11 [Final Thoughts]
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