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Comparison Table & Test Setup

G45 And GeForce 9400: Integrated Chipsets For Core 2
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Nvidia
Intel
Chipset
GeForce 9400 mGPUG45 Express Mainstream, Upper
Segment
Mainstream, PerformanceMainstream
Platform
Socket 775Socket 775
System Speed
FSB800, FSB1066, FSB1333FSB800, FSB1066, FSB1333
System Memory
Dual DDR2, Dual DDR3, DDR2-800, DDR2-1066  Dual DDR2, Dual DDR3, DDR2-800, DDR2-1066
Memory Speeds
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
Max. Memory
16 GB16 GB
Graphics

GeForce 9400 mGPUGraphics Media Accelerator X4500HD
Type
Shader Model 4.0Shader Model 4.0
Graphic features
DirectX 10DirectX 10
Unified Shaders16 Shaders at 1,200 MHz10 Shaders at 800 MHz
Display Outputs
HDMI / Dual-Link DVI / DisplayPort / D-SubHDMI / Dual-Link DVI / DisplayPort / D-Sub
Connectivity
PCI Express Version2.02.0
PCI Express Lanes16+416+4
PCI Support5x 32-bit PCI 2.34x 32-bit PCI 2.3
SATA Ports6x SATA/300 AHCI with NCQ6x SATA/300 AHCI with NCQ
RAID SupportRAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5RAID 0, 1, 0+1 with ICH10 (RAID 5 with ICH10R)
Storage ManagementMediaShield StorageMatrix Storage Technology
USB Ports12x USB 2.010x USB 2.0
Features
HD Audio
Yes
Yes
Network Controllers
10/100/1000 Mbit/s10/100/1000 Mbit/s
Video Acceleration
Nvidia PureVideo ClearVideo
System Hardware
Hardware
Details
Intel Low Power CPUs
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550s (45 nm, 2.83 GHz, 12 MB L2 Cache, TDP 65 W, Rev. E0)
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200s (45 nm, 2.33 GHz, 4 MB L2 Cache, TDP 65 W, Rev. R0)
Intel Standard CPUs
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 (45 nm, 3.0 GHz, 12 MB L2 Cache, TDP 65 W, Rev. C0)
Intel Motherboard
(Socket LGA775)
Intel DG45ID (Rev. 1.0)
Chipset: Intel G45 Express, ICH10R
BIOS: 0089 (01/09/2009)
Nvidia Motherboard
(Socket LGA775)
DFI LANParty GF9400-T2RS (Rev. 1.0)
Chipset: Nvidia Geforce 9400 mGPU
BIOS: (03/06/2009)
RAM
2x 2 GB DDR2-1066 (Crucial CT25664AA1067) operating at DDR2-800 (CL4-4-4-12)
HDD
Western Digital Caviar SE 16, 500 GB (WD5000AAKS) 7,200 RPM, SATA/300, 16 MB Cache
Blu-Ray Drive
LG GGW-H20L, SATA/150
Power Supply
Fortron FSP220-60LE, 220 W
Drivers and settings
Intel Chipset Drivers9.0.0.1008
Intel Graphics Drivers15.11.5.1624
Intel Matrix Storage Drivers8.7.0.1007
Nvidia nForce DriverV. 20.09
Benchmarks and Settings
3D-Games Benchmarks and Settings
Benchmark
Details
World In Conflict
Version: 1.0.0.9
Video Mode: 1280x1024
Video Quality: low details
Demo: Game-Benchmark
Unreal Tournament 3
Version: 1.2
Video Mode: 1680x1050
Sound and DirectX10
Video Quality:
Texture Details: 1
Level Details: 1
Demo: vCTF-CONTAINMENT_fly
Time: 12/60
Audio Benchmarks and Settings
Benchmark
Details
iTunes
Version: 7.7.1.11
Audio CD (Terminator II SE), 53 min
Default format AAC
Lame MP3
Version 3.98
Audio CD "Terminator II SE", 53 min
wave to mp3
160 Kbps
Video Benchmarks and Settings
Benchmark
Details
Pinnacle Studio 12
Version: 12.0.0.6163
Encoding and Transition Rendering
DV camcorder movie
Video:
720 x 576 Pixel, PAL, 25 fps, 6000 Kbits/sec
Audio:
MPEG Layer 2, 224 Kbits/sec 16 Bit, Stereo 44.1 KHz
File Type: MPEG-2 (DVD Compatible)
TMPEG 4.5
Version: 4.5.1.254
Video: Terminator 2 SE DVD (720x576, 16:9) 5 Minutes
Audio: Dolby Digital, 48000 Hz, 6-Kanal, English
Advanced Acoustic Engine MP3 Encoder (160 kbps, 44.1 KHz)
DivX 6.8.3Version: 6.8.3
== Main Menu ==
default
== Codec Menu ==
Encoding mode: Insane Quality
Enhanced multithreading
Enabled using SSE4
Quarter-pixel search
== Video Menu ==
Quantization: MPEG-2
XviD 1.1.3Version: 1.1.3
Other Options / Encoder Menu -
Display encoding status = off
Mainconcept Reference 1.5.1
Reference H.264 Plugin Pro 1.5.1
Version: 1.5.1
MPEG2 to MPEG2 (H.264)
MainConcept H.264/AVC Codec
28 sec HDTV 1920x1080 (MPEG2)
Audio:
MPEG2 (44.1 kHz, 2 Channel, 16 Bit, 224 kbps)
Codec: H.264
Mode: PAL (25 FPS)
Profile: Tom's Hardware Settings for Qct-Core
Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 HDTV
Mainconcept H.264 Plugin 3.2
Windows Media Encoder 9.1 AP HDTV
Windows Audio Encoder 10 Pro
Version: 3.0
NTSC MPEG2-HDTV 1920x1080 (24 sec)
Import: Mainconcept NTSCHDTV 1080i
Export: Adobe Media Encoder
== Video ==
Windows Media Video 9 Advanced Profile
Encoding Passes: one
Bitrate Mode: Constant
Frame: 1920x1080
Frame Rate: 29.97
Maximum Bitrate [kbps]: 2000
Image Quality: 50.00
== Audio ==
Windows Media Audio 10 Professional
Encoding Passes: one
Bitrate Mode: Constant
Audio Format:
160 kbps, 44.1 kHz, 2 channel 16 bit (A/V) CBR
HD Playback (Blue Ray)PowerDVD 8
Blue Ray - Disc (John Rambo)
Video Mode: 1920x1080p (full screen)
Codec: H.264
Application Benchmarks and Settings
Benchmark
Details
Grisoft AVG Anti-Virus 8Version: 8.0.134
Virus base: 270.4.5/1533
Benchmark
Scan: some compressed ZIP and RAR archives
WinRAR 3.8
Version 3.80 BETA 4
WinZIP Commandline Version 2.3
Compression = Best
Dictionary = 4096 KB
Benchmark: THG-Workload
Winzip 11
Version 11.2 (8094)
Compression = Best
Benchmark: THG-Workload
Maxon Cinema 4D Release 10Version: 10.008
Rendering from a scene
(Water drop at a Rose)
Resolution: 1280 x 1024 - 8Bit (50 frames)
Adobe Photoshop CS 3Version: 10.0x20070321
Filtering from a 69 MB TIF-Photo
Benchmark: Tomshardware-Benchmark V1.0.0.4
Programmed by Tomshardware using Delphi 2007
Filters:
Crosshatch
Glass
Sumi-e
Accented Edges
Angled Strokes
Sprayed Strokes
Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional
Version: 9.0.0 (Extended)
== Printing Preferences Menu ==
Default Settings: Standard
== Adobe PDF Security - Edit Menu ==
Encrypt all documents (128 bit RC4)
Open Password: 123
Permissions Password: 321
Microsoft Powerpoint 2007
Version: 2007
PPT to PDF
Powerpoint Document (115 Pages)
Adobe PDF-Printer
Deep Fritz 11
Version: 11
Fritz Chess Benchmark Version 4.2
Synthetic Benchmarks and Settings
Benchmark
Details
3DMark Vantage
Version: 1.02
Options: Performance
Graphics Test 1
Graphics Test 2
CPU Test 1
CPU Test 2
PCMark Vantage
Version: 1.00
PCMark Benchmark
Memories Benchmark
Windows Media Player 10.00.00.3646
SiSoftware Sandra XII SP2Version 2008.5.14.24
CPU Test = CPU Arithmetic / MultiMedia
Memory Test = Bandwidth Benchmark
Everest
Version: 4.60.1500
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