MSI K8T Master MS-9130: Problems With SYSmark 2004
Although the K8T Master cut the mustard in the preceding tests, it was unable to complete any SYSmark run-throughs with the Athlon64 FX-53.
Since the K8T Master alias MS-9130 was previously the fastest board seen in our lab, we naturally wanted to use it with the Athlon64 FX-53 for the tests. But the board put paid to our plans by consistently refusing to see out BAPCo's SYSmark 2004 to the end.
Although our first suspicions were directed to the processor (this board works perfectly as before with the FX-51), we were able to dispel any doubts by switching to the Asus SK8V.
Benchmarks comparing the Asus SK8V with the MSI K8T showed that although the Asus board was a tad slower, the differences did not lead to a change in the overall rankings. In most cases, the differences were so slight to be almost undetectable.
The source of the problem? MSI's Corcell chip overclocks the system automatically by up to 10%. Registered DIMMs may react adversely to this.
- More Speed, More Performance
- AMD Athlon64 FX-53
- AMD Athlon64 FX-53, Continued
- Which Boards For Socket 940 Allow Overclocking?
- Which Boards For Socket 940 Allow Overclocking? Continued
- 2.6 GHz Off The Bat
- DEP: Data Execution Protection
- Buffer Overflow: The Dangers
- Performance Tests: Not Without Hitches
- Errors In PC Mark 2004?
- Test System
- Benchmarks And Settings
- Benchmark Results
- SPECviewperf 7.1.1, Continued
- Wolfenstein Enemy Territory
- DirectX 8
- Splinter Cell
- DirectX 9
- X2 Demo
- Video Benchmarks
- XMPEG 5.0.3 / DivX 5.1.1 Pro
- Windows Media Encoder 9
- Audio Benchmarks
- Lame 3.95.1
- Application Benchmarks
- BAPCo SYSmark 2004, Continued
- Newtek Lightwave 7.5c
- Discreet 3DStudio MAX 6.0
- Microsoft - Visual Studio
- Synthetic Benchmarks
- SiSoft Sandra 2004 Pro