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The Game Pros: SLI Motherboards For Athlon 64

Test Setup

AMD Processors (Socket 939)
200 MHz FSB (DUAL DDR400)Athlon 64 4000+ (2400 MHz 128/1024 kB)
Memory
DDR400 I2x 512 MB - DDR400 (200 MHz)Corsair TwinX CMX512-3200XLTimings : CL 2.0-2-2-5
DDR400 II2x 512 MB - DDR400 (200 MHz)OCZ Platinum Rev 2Timings : CL 2.0-2-2-5
Common Hardware
Graphics Card INVIDIA GeForce 6 Series
PCI ExpressGPU : NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GTMemory : 256 MB GDDR3-SDRAM
Hard DriveHitachi DeskStar 7K250 HDS722525VLSA80250 GB, 8 MB Cache, 7200 RPM, SATA
DVD/CD-ROMMSI MS-8216 16x DVD
Software
NVIDIA GraphicsDetonator 71.84
NVIDIA Chipset Driver (nForce4)Forceware 6.53
DirectX9.0c
OSWindows XP Professional, 5.1.2600Service Pack 2

Benchmarks And Settings

Benchmarks and Settings
OpenGL
WolfensteinVersion : 2.55
Enemy Territory1024x786 - 32 bittimedemo 1 / demo demo4Graphics detail = Normal
3D Studio Max 6.0DiscreetCharacters "Dragon_Charater_rig"Pixel : 1280x1024Rendering Single
Doom 3Version 1.0.12621024x768 - 32 bitmedium qualitytimedemo demo1
DirectX 8
Unreal Tournament 2004Version : 32041024x768 / 32 bit / Audio = offthg9 assault botmatch
DirectX 9
3DMark 20051024x786 - 32 bitGraphics and CPU Default Benchmark
FarCryVersion 1.1 Build 12561280x1024 - 32 bitqualtity options = Very High
Synthetic
PCMark 2004 ProVersion : 1.2.0CPU and Memory Tests
SiSoftware Sandra 2005Version 2005.1.10.37CPU Test = MultiMedia / CPU ArithmeticMemory Test = Bandwidth Benchmark
Audio
Lame MP3Version 3.96Wave 17:14 minutes (182 MB) to mp332 - 320 kbitVBR = level 3
libvorbis OGGVersion : 1.0.1Wave 17:14 minutes (182 MB) to oggqualtity = 5
Video
Auto Gordian KnotDivX 5.21XviD 1.0.3Version : 1.95Audio = AC3 6chCustom size = 100 MBResulution settings = 640x256Codec = XviD and DivX 5Audio = CBR MP3, kbps 192
Pinnacle Studio 9Version : 9.1.2Rendering - DVD Compatibleno Audio
Applications
WinRARVersion 3.42303 MB, 47 FilesCompression = BestDictionary = 4096 kB