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Setup Comments And Operating Specs

Fall Extreme Gamer System Shootout Part 4: CyberPower' XLC
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System Settings
CPU Multiplyer 14.0
HT/FSB/CPU Frequency 200 MHz
CPU Voltage Auto
DDR Voltage Auto
Chipset Voltage Auto
LDT Multiplyer ---
LDT Voltage ---
HT Voltage ---
PCI Clock Synchronization Mode Auto
PCIe Clock 116 MHz
Graphics Clocks
GPU Core Clock 430 MHz
GPU RAM Clock 1.20 GHz
Memory Timings
Memclock Effective Frequency 400 MHz
Tcl CAS Latency 2
Tras RAS Active Time 5T
Trcd RAS to CAS Delay 2T
Trp Row Precharge Time 2T
Trc Row Cycle Time 7T
Trfc Row Refresh Time 9T
Trwt Read-to-Write Time 2T
Twr Write Recovery Time 2T
Twtr Write to Read Delay N/A
Twcl Write CAS Latency N/A
Trrd Row to Row Delay N/A
Tref Refresh Time N/A
CMD Command Timing / Memory Timing 2T

The scores we received from the Cyberpower system were very good, and ended up where we expected them for this system. But while it cranked out better performance than our reference system, it still was behind the competition. However, this was expected since this system was running all stock parts at completely default specifications. Except for the cooling issue we corrected with the faster fan speeds, the game play and testing went smoothly. However, we were puzzled with some of the scores that we got during the testing. We will discuss this a little later.

The THG Reference System

Below is the test system we ran our tests on for the main reference point.

Test System
CPU AMD FX-55 (2.6 GHz)
FSB 200 MHz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (939 nForce4 SLI)
Memory 1 GB - 2x Corsair PC4400 at 200 MHz 512 MB
HDD Western Digital 10,000rpm 74 GB Raptor S-ATA (8 MB)
Power Supply Enermax EG851AX 660W
CPU Cooling Solution Zalman CU-CNPS 7700-CU
Drivers & Configuration
Graphics ATI Catalyst v5.8
NVIDIA v77.77
Chipset nForce4 SLI
OS Windows XP Prof. SP2
DirectX DirectX 9.0c
Graphic cards used in this article
ATI Radeon X850 XT PE (ATI)
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra OC (BFG Tech)
GeForce 7800 GTX (NVIDIA Reference)
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