Dual Core Stress Test: AMD vs. Intel

Components Under Pressure: Memory

The memory modules being used this time are from OCZ - 1 GB DDR400 (CL2.0-2-2-5) for the AMD platform and 1 GB DDRII-667 (CL4.0-4-4-5) for the Intel system.

Memory for both systems from OCZ

Components Under Pressure: Graphics Card

We opted for four GeForce 6800 GTs as graphics cards to create SLI combos in both systems. This is where MSI comes in, with NX6800-TD256E (MS-8984) cards holding 256 MB of memory.

Two graphics cards in each system create a SLI combo