The AMD and Intel Energy Crisis

SiS 656FX

Last but not least we included another mainstream chipset product for Intel’s LGA 775 Pentium family. 656FX is SiS’ addition to its chipset portfolio for supporting dual core processors, dual DDR2-667, Gigabit Ethernet and four port SATA II (1.5 G/s only). Since this chipset is still very young we had to use the reference boards rather than a final product from a motherboard manufacturer.

Test Setup

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CPUsAMD Athlon 64 4000+ (2.4 GHz, 1 MB L2 Cache)Intel Pentium 4 660 (3.6 GHz, 2 MB L2 Cache)
AMD Platform (DDR400)2x 512 MB - DDR400 (200 MHz)Corsair Pro Series CMX512-3200XL (XMS3208 V1.1)(CL2.0-2-2-5-1T @ 200 MHz)
Intel Platform (DDR2-667)2x 512 MB - DDR2-667 (333 MHz)Corsair CM2X512A-5400UL (XMS5400 V1.2)(CL3-2-2-8-1T @ 333 MHz)
AMD PlatformsDFI NF4 Ultra-DNVIDIA nForce4 UltraMSI K8N NeoNVIDIA nForce3 250GbWinfast 755FXK8AASiS 755FXAsus A8VVIA K8T800 ProAlbatron K8X890 ProVIA K8T890 Pro
Intel PlatformsAsus P5AD2Intel 925XEAsus P5GDC-VIntel 915GGigabyte 8I955X RoyalIntel 955XMSI P4N DiamondNVIDIA nForce4 Intel EditionSiS 656FX
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 DriveWestern Digital WD80080 GB, 8 MB Cache, 7200 rpm
Network3Com 3C905B-TX
Power SupplyEnermax EG565P-VE, ATX 2.0, 535 W
NVIDIA Chipset DriversNVIDIA Forceware 6.53
Intel Chipset DriverIntel Inf
VIA Chipset DriverHyperion 4 in 1 Driver 4.56v
Processor DriverAMD CPU Driver
Graphics DriverNVIDIA Forceware 71.84
DirectXVersion : 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
OSWindows XP Professional 5.10.2600,Service Pack 2