Six 975X Enthusiast Motherboards for Today and Tomorrow

Test Setup

System Hardware
Socket 775 Processors Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 955
(Presler core, 65 nm, 3.46 GHz, 2 x 2 MB L2 Cache)
RAM OCZ DDR2-800 Platinum Edition XTC
2x 512 MB DDR2-667 (333 MHz, CL 4.0-4-4-8)
Hard Drive I Western Digital Raptor WD1500AD
150 GB, 10,000 RPM, 16 MB Cache, SATA/150
DVD-ROM Gigabyte GO-D1600C (16x)
Graphics Card Gigabyte GeForce 7800 GTX Turbo Force
Power Supply Enermax EG485VE(W), ATX12V 2.01, 480 W
System Software & Drivers
OS Windows XP Professional 5.10.2600, Service Pack 2
DirectX Version 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Graphics Driver Nvidia Nvidia ForceWare 84.21
Intel Platform Driver (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
Quake III Team Arena Version 1.32
1280x1024 - 32 bit
Timedemo1 / demo thg3
"custom timedemo"
Graphics detail = High Quality
F.E.A.R Version: 1.0 Retail
Video Mode: 1280x920
Computer: High
Graphics Card: High
Options/Performance/Test settings
Quake 4 Version: 1.0.5 Beta (Dual-Core Patch)
Video Mode: 1280x1024
Timedemo demo4.demo 1 (load textures)
3DMark06 Version 1.0.2
1024x768 - 32 bit
Graphics and CPU Default Benchmark
Pinnacle Studio 10 Plus Version:
from: 352x288 MPEG-2 41 MB
to: 720x576 MPEG-2 95 MB
Encoding and Transition Rendering to MPEG-2/DVD
no Audio
DivX 6.2 Version: 6.1 (4 Logical CPUs)
Profile: High Definition Profile
Multipass, 3000 kbit/s
Encoding mode: Insane Quality
XviD 1.1.0 Version: 1.1.0 Beta 3
Encoding type: Twopass - Single pass
Profile @ Level: DXN HT PAL
Target size (kbytes): 570000
Clone DVD Version:
DVD-9 Terminator II SE
Convert DVD-9 to DVD-4.7
Lame MP3 Version 3.97 Beta 2 (11-29-2005)
Audio CD "Terminator II SE", 74 min
wave to mp3
160 kbps
Winrar Version 3.51
(303 MB, 47 Files, 2 Folders)
Compression = Best
Dictionary = 4096 kB
Autodesk 3D Studio Max Version: 8.0
Characters "Dragon_Charater_rig"
HTDV 1920 x 1080
PCMark05 Pro Version: 1.1.0
CPU and Memory Tests
SiSoftware Sandra 2005 Version 2005.7.10.60 SR2
CPU Test = MultiMedia / CPU Arithmetic
Memory Test = Bandwidth Benchmark
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  • Anonymous
    has anyone ever tested this (my) MB with a core 2 duo processor? Does it work?