Game On With the Ultimate X9 from ABS Computers

System Specifications

ABS Ultimate 9
Chassis Gigabyte 3D Aurora Aluminum
Power Supply Enermax Liberty ELT620AWT 620 W
Processor(s) Intel Core 2 Extreme
2.93 GHz @ 3.67 GHz, 1.066 GHz FSB, 4 MB L2 cache
Motherboard Intel BOXD975XBXLKR (LGA 775) Intel 975X ATX
RAM Corsair TwinX-2048-6400C4
4 x 1024 MB @ DDR666 (CL4.0-4-4-12)
Hard Drive 2 x Western Digital Raptor, WD1500ADFD
150 GB, 10,000 rpm, 16 MB cache, SATA150 (in RAID 0)
Graphics Cards ATI Radeon X1900XTX
640 MHz Core
775 MHz Memory (1.55 GHz DDR)
ATI Radeon X1900XTX
625 MHz Core
725 MHz Memory (1.45 GHz DDR)
Sound Card Onboard SigmaTel STAC9221 8 Channel Audio
Networking 2 x On-Board Intel 82573 Gigabit Ethernet
Optical Drives Sony 16x DVD-ROM
Samsung 18X DVD±R SH-S182M/BEBN
Floppy Drive Mitsumi FA404 USB 2.0 Floppy Drive and 8-in-1 Card Reader
CPU Cooler Gigabyte GH-WIU02 Galaxy II

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Test Setup

We used our reference system for performance comparison.

System Hardware
Processor(s) AMD Athlon 64 FX-60
2.6 GHz, 1.0 GHz HT-Link, 1 MB L2 cache
Platform Nvidia : Asus AN832-SLI Premium
NVIDIA nForce4 SLI, BIOS version 1205
Nvidia : Asus A8R32-MVP Premium
ATI Xpress 3200 CrossFire, BIOS version 0404
RAM Corsair CMX1024-4400Pro
2x 1024 MB @ DDR400 (CL3.0-4-4-8)
Hard Drive Western Digital Raptor, WD1500ADFD
150 GB, 10,000 rpm, 16 MB cache, SATA150
Networking On-Board nForce4 Gigabit Ethernet
Onboard Marvell Gigabit Ethernet
Graphics Cards Powercolor Radeon X1900XTX 512 MB GDDR3
650 MHz Core
775 MHz Memory (1.55 GHz DDR)
Nvidia Based Cards :
XFX GeForce 7950GX2 1 GB GDDR3
570 MHz Core
775 MHz Memory (1.55 GHz DDR)
Nvidia GeForce 7900GTX 512 MB GDDR3
675 MHz Core
820 MHz Memory (1.64 GHz DDR)
Power Supply PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 1,000W
System Software & Drivers
OS Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.10.2600, Service Pack 2
DirectX Version 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Graphics Driver(s) ATI - Catalyst 6.9 WHQL
NVIDIA - Forceware 91.47 WHQL
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