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Test Setup

Intel's 955X Dual-Core Chipset Better For Business Users Than NVidia's nForce4
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Processor
Single Core CPUs Intel Pentium 4 Processor 660 (3.6 GHz, 2 MB L2 Cache)
Memory
Intel Platform (DDR2-667) 2x 512 MB - DDR2-667 (333 MHz)
Corsair CM2X512A-5400UL (XMS5400 V1.2)
(CL3-2-2-8-1T @ 333 MHz)
Motherboards
Intel Platform Asus P5ND2-SLI (Rev. 1.02, BIOS 0601)
NVIDIA nForce4 Intel Edition SLI Chipset

Foxconn Foxconn 955X7AA
(Rev. unknown, BIOS 4BGF1P32 - May 18, 2005)

Gigabyte GA-8I955 Royal
(Rev. 1.0 , BIOS F5, April 29, 2005)

System Hardware
Graphics Card (PCIe) NVIDIA Geforce 6800 GT (Reference Board)
GPU : NVIDIA Geforce 6800 GT (350 MHz)
Memory : 256 MB DDR-SDRAM (500 MHz)
Hard Drive Western Digital WD740 Raptor
74 GB, 8 MB Cache, 10000 RPM
Network integrated NVIDIA GbE LAN
DVD-ROM Gigabyte GO-D1600C (16x)
Power Supply Tagan TG480-U01, ATX 2.0, 480 W
Software
Chipset Drivers NVIDIA Forceware 6.53
Chipset Drivers Intel Inf 7.0.0.1019
Graphics Driver NVIDIA Forceware 71.84
DirectX Version : 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
OS Windows XP Professional 5.10.2600, Service Pack 2

Raid Setup

Processors
Sockel 775 Intel Pentium 4 Extreme Edition (3.73 GHz, 2 MB L2 Cache)
System Components
DDR-SDRAM 2x 512 MB - DDR2-667 (333 MHz)
Corsair CM2X512A-5400UL (XMS5400 V1.2)
(CL3-2-2-8-1T @ 333 MHz)
Motherboard I Asus P5WD2
Intel i955X
Motherboard II MSI P4N Diamond
NVIDIA nForce4 Intel Edition
Graphics card Gigabyte Geforce 6600 GT
Hard drives System drive : Western Digital WD1200BB
Test drive :
4x Western Digital WD370 Raptor
Controller Adaptec AHA-2410SA, 4-Port SATA
Intel ICH7-R
NVIDIA MediaShield
Software
Intel Chipset Intel Inf 7.0.0.1019
Nvidia Chipset NVIDIA Forceware 6.53
DirectX 9.0c
OS Windows XP Professional 5.10.2600, Service Pack 2
Controller Adaptec 4.10.7348
Intel MatrixStorage 2.11.15.0
Benchmarks & Settings
I/O Performance IOMeter 2003.05.10
Fileserver Benchmark
Webserver Benchmark
Database Benchmark
Workstation Benchmark
Throughput Benchmark
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