Faster and Faster, nForce2: The Latest Boards Put to the Test

Test Setup

Basic Hardware
Processor AMD Athlon XP 2800+ (2.25 GHz)
RAM 2x 256 MB PC3500 CL2, Corsair Micro
Hard Drive IBM DeskStar 60GXP, IC35040, 40 GB, 7,200 rpm, NTFS
Graphics Card Asus V8460, GeForce 4 TI4600, 128 MB
Other Hardware
Network Card 3COM 3C905-TX
Drivers & Settings
Graphics Driver Detonator 4 Series Version 41.09
Chipset Driver nVIDIA driver 1.13
DirectX Version 8.1
Screen Resolution 1024 x 768 x 16, 85 HzSPECviewperf : 1280x1024x32, 85 Hz
OS Windows 2000 Professional SP3
Quake III Arena Retail Version 1.16command line = +set cd_nocd 1 +set s_initsound 0Graphics detail set to ’Normal’Benchmark using ’Q3DEMO1’
Unreal Tournament 2003 Official Demo
Comanche 4 Official Demo
WinACE 2.20, best compression, Dictionary 4096 kB
SPECviewperf Version 7.0, all tests
mpeg4 encoding Xmpeg 4.5DivX 5.02 Pro (YV12)Compression/quality : Highest Data Rate : 780 kBit, Format : 720x576 Pixel@25 fps, 150 MB VOB file, no Audio
Sysmark 2002 Internet Content Creation
Lame MP3 Lame 3.91 MMX, SSE, SSE2, 3DNow !
PCMark 2002 Memory Bandwidth Benchmark
3DMark 2001SE Default Resolution : 1024x768x32

Benchmark Results

Real CPU/ FSB Speed

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