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Gigabit Ethernet: Dude, Where's My Bandwidth?
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CPU

Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 (Conroe),
2.66 GHz, FSB-1333, 4 MB Cache

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (Kentsfield),
2.7 GHz, FSB-1200, 8 MB Cache

Motherboard

ASUS P5K
Intel P35, BIOS 0902

MSI P7N SLI Platinum
Nvidia nForce 750i, BIOS A2

Networking
On-Board Abit Gigabit LAN controller

On-Board nForce 750i Gigabit Ethernet

Memory

Wintec Ampo PC2-6400
2x 2,048 MB, DDR2-667, CL 5-5-5-15 at 1.8 V

A-Data EXTREME DDR2 800+
2x 2,048 MB, DDR2-800, CL 5-5-5-18 at 1.8 V

Graphics

ASUS GeForce GTS 250 Dark Knight
1 GB GDDR3-2200
738 MHz GPU, 1,836 MHz shader

MSI GTX260 Lightning
1792 MB GDDR3-1998
590 MHz GPU, 1,296 MHz shader

Hard Drive 1

Seagate Barracuda ST3320620AS
320 GB, 7200 RPM, 16 MB Cache, SATA 300

Western Digital Caviar WD50 00AAJS-00YFA,
500 GB, 7200 RPM, 8 MB cache, SATA 3.0 GB/s

Hard Drive 2

2x Hitachi Deskstar 0A-38016 in RAID 1
7,200 RPM, 16 MB Cache SATA 3.0 Gb/s

Western Digital Caviar WD50 00AAJS-00YFA,
500 GB, 7200 RPM, 8 MB cache, SATA 3.0 GB/s

Power

Aerocool Zerodba 620w
620 W, ATX12V 2.02

Ultra HE1000X
ATX 2.2, 1000W

Network Switch

D-Link DGS-1008D
8-Port 10/100/1000 Unmanaged Gigabit Desktop Switch

Software and Drivers
Operating System
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit 6.0.6001, SP1
DirectX versionDirectX 10
Graphics Driver

Nvidia GeForce 185.85

Benchmarks and Software
Nodesoft Diskbench

Version: 2.5.0.5, file Copy, Creation, Read, and Batch Benchmark

SiSoftware Sandra 2009 SP3

Version 2009.4.15.92, CPU Test = CPU Arithmetic / Multimedia, Memory Test = Bandwidth Benchmark

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