Game On With the Ultimate X9 from ABS Computers

System Specifications

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ABS Ultimate 9
ChassisGigabyte 3D Aurora Aluminum
Power SupplyEnermax Liberty ELT620AWT 620 W
Processor(s)Intel Core 2 Extreme2.93 GHz @ 3.67 GHz, 1.066 GHz FSB, 4 MB L2 cache
MotherboardIntel BOXD975XBXLKR (LGA 775) Intel 975X ATX
RAMCorsair TwinX-2048-6400C44 x 1024 MB @ DDR666 (CL4.0-4-4-12)
Hard Drive2 x Western Digital Raptor, WD1500ADFD150 GB, 10,000 rpm, 16 MB cache, SATA150 (in RAID 0)
Graphics CardsATI Radeon X1900XTX640 MHz Core775 MHz Memory (1.55 GHz DDR)ATI Radeon X1900XTX625 MHz Core725 MHz Memory (1.45 GHz DDR)
Sound CardOnboard SigmaTel STAC9221 8 Channel Audio
Networking2 x On-Board Intel 82573 Gigabit Ethernet
Optical DrivesSony 16x DVD-ROMSamsung 18X DVD±R SH-S182M/BEBN
Floppy DriveMitsumi FA404 USB 2.0 Floppy Drive and 8-in-1 Card Reader
CPU CoolerGigabyte GH-WIU02 Galaxy II

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Test Setup

We used our reference system for performance comparison.

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System Hardware
Processor(s)AMD Athlon 64 FX-602.6 GHz, 1.0 GHz HT-Link, 1 MB L2 cache
PlatformNvidia : Asus AN832-SLI PremiumNVIDIA nForce4 SLI, BIOS version 1205Nvidia : Asus A8R32-MVP PremiumATI Xpress 3200 CrossFire, BIOS version 0404
RAMCorsair CMX1024-4400Pro2x 1024 MB @ DDR400 (CL3.0-4-4-8)
Hard DriveWestern Digital Raptor, WD1500ADFD150 GB, 10,000 rpm, 16 MB cache, SATA150
NetworkingOn-Board nForce4 Gigabit EthernetOnboard Marvell Gigabit Ethernet
Graphics CardsPowercolor Radeon X1900XTX 512 MB GDDR3650 MHz Core775 MHz Memory (1.55 GHz DDR)Nvidia Based Cards :XFX GeForce 7950GX2 1 GB GDDR3570 MHz Core775 MHz Memory (1.55 GHz DDR)Nvidia GeForce 7900GTX 512 MB GDDR3675 MHz Core820 MHz Memory (1.64 GHz DDR)
Power SupplyPC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 1,000W
System Software & Drivers
OSMicrosoft Windows XP Professional 5.10.2600, Service Pack 2
DirectX Version9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Graphics Driver(s)ATI - Catalyst 6.9 WHQLNVIDIA - Forceware 91.47 WHQL