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Life in the Fast Lane: New Boards for the Athlon 64

Test Setup

Processor
Sockel 939Athlon 64 4000+ (2.400 MHz, 1 MB L2-Cache)
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
System Hardware
Graphics Card IPCI ExpressNVIDIA GeForce 6 SeriesGPU : 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
Graphics driverNVIDIA Forceware 71.84
Chipset driverATI IGP Driver 8-121-050322a& ULi IDE Driver 6.2.0.0NVIDIA Forceware 6.53VIA Hyperion 4.56
DirectX9.0c
OSWindows XP Professional, 5.1.2600Service Pack 2

Benchmarks And Settings

Benchmarks and SettingsOpenGL
WolfensteinEnemy TerritoryVersion : 2.551024x786 - 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 : 1.72 BetaAudio = 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 3.40303 MB, 47 FilesCompression = BestDictionary = 4096 kB