Operating System: Windows Vista Enterprise
We have recently switched to a different version of Windows for our benchmarks: all benchmarks at THG are now run on Windows Vista Enterprise. While this version is not available in stores, its performance results are identical to those of Windows Vista Business and Windows Vista Ultimate. However, we were forced to make this switch, since this is the only version that offers an Open License. This license allows us to activate Windows Vista over the Internet repeatedly, without having to make calls to Microsoft's activation hotline each time.
Windows Vista Enterprise
We have updated our testbed system with new components, such as the graphics card, sound card and hard drive, in order to offer our readers results based on a platform that is both current and practical.
|AMD Platform AM2+(AMD 790FX)||Gigabyte GA-790FX-DQ6 (Rev.1.0)AMD 790FX, BIOS: F3|
|AMD Platform AM2(Nvidia Nforce 5)||Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe, Rev.1.03GNVIDIA nForce5, BIOS: 1001 (03/13/2007)|
|Intel Platform S775(Intel P35)||Gigabyte P35C-DS3R, Rev. 1.0Intel P35, BIOS: F2o (05/11/2007)|
|Intel Platform S775(Intel X38)||Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6, Rev. 1.0Intel X38, BIOS: F4 (09/19/2007)|
|Memory||2x 1 GB A-Data DDR2-1066+ Vitesta Extreme Edition|
|DVD-ROM||Samsung SH-D163A , SATA150|
|Graphics Card||Foxconn Nvidia Geforce 8800 GTXGPU: 575 MHzShader: 1350 MHzMemory: 786 MB DDR4 (900 MHz, 384 Bit)|
|Sound Card||Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer|
|Power Supply||Zalman, ATX 2.01, 510 Watt|
Graphics Card: Foxconn Nvidia Geforce 8800 GTX
RAM: A-Data Vitesta 1066
Sound Card: Creative x-Fi Gamer
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar SE 3200 AAJS
All Phenom benchmarks were conducted on a Gigabyte GA-MA790FX-DQ6 motherboard.