Beta sample with the nForce 2 chipset : the Asus A7N8X.
Dual-Channel DDR400 : Asus A7N8X with Corsair memory modules.
On-board Serial ATA.
For this test, AMD gave us the Asus A7N8X, which is equipped with the nForce 2 chipset. Included with the package was an ATI Radeon 9700 Pro reference card, as well as two DDR400 memory modules from Corsair (512 MB with PC3200). At the same time, Nvidia sent in a reference board with the same chipset, although during testing, this proved to have some deficiencies. The stepping of the Northbridge (MCP CR18) is marked "A1," so the chips on the Asus board are of a more recent date. All of the test results are based on the Asus A7N8X rev. 1.02, although note that this board is also not in its final version.
View of the ports on the Asus A7N8X.
- The Future Is Now: The Athlon XP 2800+ Is Here!
- Details On The Athlon XP 2800+/2700+
- Comparison: Heat Dissipation Of All AMD Athlon CPUs
- Bingo! Synchronous Operation With 166 MHz FSB, Continued
- Details On The Test Boards
- Details On The Test Boards, Continued
- New CPUs, Old Boards: Athlon XP 2800+ Starting From KT333
- History: Protection Against Thermal Death
- Comparison: T-Bred "B" Vs. T-Bred "A" Vs. Palomino, Continued
- New Guidelines For CPU Coolers: No Cheap Models
- Test Setup And Details
- Benchmarks Under Windows XP
- OpenGL-Performance: Quake 3 Arena
- DirectX 7 Games: 3D Mark 2000
- DirectX 8 Hardcore Game: Comanche 4
- MP3-Audio-Encoding: Lame MP3
- Video-Encoding MPEG-4: Virtual Dub Und Divx 5.02 Pro
- SiSoft Sandra 2002 Benchmarks: CPU Und Multimedia
- Multimedia Performance: PC Mark 2002
- Office-/Internet-Performance: Sysmark 2002
- Archiving: WinACE 2.2
- 3D-Rendering: Cinema 4D XL 7.303
- 3D-Rendering Performance: SPEC Viewperf 7
- Conclusion: Athlon XP 2800+ Is The Performance Winner, But Not Available Until 2003