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The Pentium Elite, Part 2: 955X versus nForce4 IE
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Processor
Processor Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 840
(3.2 GHz, 2x 1 MB L2 Cache)
Memory
Intel Platform (Premium) 2x 512 MB - DDR2-667 (333 MHz)
Corsair CM2X512A-5400UL (XMS5400 V1.2)
(CL3-2-2-8-1T @ 333 MHz)
Motherboards
Sockel 775 Asus P5WD2 Premium (Rev. 1.02, BIOS 0422)
Intel 955X Chipset
Abit AW8-Max (Rev. 1.0, BIOS 1.2)
Intel 955X Chipset
Intel D955XBK (BIOS 1959)
Intel 955X Chipset
Foxconn 955X7AA(Rev. 1.0, BIOS 2005-05-18 )
Intel 955X Chipset
Gigabyte 8I955X Royal (Rev. 1.1 , BIOS F7)
Intel 955X Chipset
System Hardware
Graphics card (PCIe) Asus Geforce 7800 GT
GPU : NVIDIA Geforce 7800 GT (400 MHz)
Memory : 256 MB DDR-SDRAM (500 MHz)
Hard drive Hitachi Deskstar 7K250
250 GB, 8 MB Cache, 7200 RPM
Network 3Com 3C905B-TX
DVD-ROM Gigabyte GO-D1600C (16x)
Power supply unit Tagan TG480-U01, ATX 2.0, 480 W
Software
Chipset driver NVIDIA Forceware 7.13
Graphics driver NVIDIA Forceware 77.77
DirectX version Version : 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
OS Windows XP Professional 5.10.2600, Service Pack 2
Benchmarks and Settings
OpenGL
Doom III Version : 1.0.1262
1280x1024, 32 Bit
Video Quality = High Quality
demo1
Graphics detail = High Quality
DirectX 8
Unreal Tournament 2004 Version : 3204
1280x1024, 32 Bit, Audio = off
THG8-assault-single
DirectX 9
FarCry Version 1.1 Build 1256
1280x1024 - 32 Bit
qualtity options = High
Video
Pinnacle Studio 9 Plus Version : 9.4.1
from : 352x288 MPEG-2 41 MB
to : 720x576 MPEG-2 95 MB
Encoding and Transition Rendering to MPEG-2/DVD
no Audio
Auto Gordian Knot
DivX 5.2.1
XviD 1.0.3
Version : 1.95
Audio = AC3 6ch
Custom size = 100 MB
Resulution settings = Fixed width
Codec = XviD and DivX 5
Audio = CBR MP3, kbps 192
182 MB VOB MPEG2-source
Audio
Lame MP3 Version 3.97.1 Multi-threaded Alpha
Wave 17:14 minutes (182 MB) to mp3
32 - 320 kbit
VBR = level 3
Applications
WinRAR Version 3.41
283 MB, 246 Files
Compression = Best
Dictionary = 4096 kB
3DS Max 7 Characters "Dragon_Charater_rig"
1600x1200
Rendering Single
Synthetic
PCMark 2005 Pro Version : 1.0.1
System, CPU and Memory Tests
SiSoftware Sandra Pro Version 2005, SR1
CPU Test = Multimedia Benchmark
Memory Test = Bandwidth Benchmark
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