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Six 975X Enthusiast Motherboards for Today and Tomorrow

Test Setup

System Hardware
Socket 775 ProcessorsIntel Pentium Extreme Edition 955(Presler core, 65 nm, 3.46 GHz, 2 x 2 MB L2 Cache)
RAMOCZ DDR2-800 Platinum Edition XTC2x 512 MB DDR2-667 (333 MHz, CL 4.0-4-4-8)
Hard Drive IWestern Digital Raptor WD1500AD150 GB, 10,000 RPM, 16 MB Cache, SATA/150
DVD-ROMGigabyte GO-D1600C (16x)
Graphics CardGigabyte GeForce 7800 GTX Turbo ForceGV-NX78X256VP-B
Power SupplyEnermax EG485VE(W), ATX12V 2.01, 480 W
System Software & Drivers
OSWindows XP Professional 5.10.2600, Service Pack 2
DirectX Version9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Graphics Driver NvidiaNvidia ForceWare 84.21
Intel Platform Driver7.2.2.1007 (2/27/2006)

The memory modules were set to 333 MHz operation (DDR2-667) and set to CL 4.0-4-4-8 manually.

Benchmarks And Settings

Benchmarks and Settings
OpenGL
Quake III Team ArenaVersion 1.321280x1024 - 32 bitTimedemo1 / demo thg3"custom timedemo"Graphics detail = High Quality
F.E.A.RVersion: 1.0 RetailVideo Mode: 1280x920Computer: HighGraphics Card: HighOptions/Performance/Test settings
Quake 4Version: 1.0.5 Beta (Dual-Core Patch)Video Mode: 1280x1024Timedemo demo4.demo 1 (load textures)
3DMark06Version 1.0.21024x768 - 32 bitGraphics and CPU Default Benchmark
Video
Pinnacle Studio 10 PlusVersion: 10.1.2.2150from: 352x288 MPEG-2 41 MBto: 720x576 MPEG-2 95 MBEncoding and Transition Rendering to MPEG-2/DVDno Audio
DivX 6.2Version: 6.1 (4 Logical CPUs)Profile: High Definition ProfileMultipass, 3000 kbit/sEncoding mode: Insane Quality
XviD 1.1.0Version: 1.1.0 Beta 3Encoding type: Twopass - Single passProfile @ Level: DXN HT PALTarget size (kbytes): 570000
Clone DVDVersion: 2.8.5.1DVD-9 Terminator II SEConvert DVD-9 to DVD-4.7
Audio
Lame MP3Version 3.97 Beta 2 (11-29-2005)Audio CD "Terminator II SE", 74 minwave to mp3160 kbps
Applications
WinrarVersion 3.51(303 MB, 47 Files, 2 Folders)Compression = BestDictionary = 4096 kB
Autodesk 3D Studio MaxVersion: 8.0Characters "Dragon_Charater_rig"HTDV 1920 x 1080
Synthetic
PCMark05 ProVersion: 1.1.0CPU and Memory Tests
SiSoftware Sandra 2005Version 2005.7.10.60 SR2CPU Test = MultiMedia / CPU ArithmeticMemory Test = Bandwidth Benchmark