Four MicroATX Mobos for Core 2

Test Setup

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Test System
CPUIntel Core 2 Duo E64002.13 GHz, 2 MB L2 Cache, FSB1066
Memory2x 512 MB Dual Channel DDR2-800Corsair XMS2 CM2X512-8500CL5.0-5-5-15 Timings
Hard DriveWestern Digital Raptor-X, WD1500ADFD150 GB, 10,000 RPM, 8 MB buffer, Serial ATA/150
Power SupplyZalman ZM600-HP 600W
OSWindows XP ProfessionalBuild 5.1.2600Service Pack 2
DirectX9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)


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Lame MP3Version 3.97 Beta 2 (12-22-2005)Audio CD "Terminator II SE",53 Minutes, Wave to MP3160kbps
OGGVersion 1.1.2 (P4 Mod)Audio CD "Terminator II SE",53 Minutes, Wave to OGGQuality : 5
TMPEG 3.0 ExpressVersion (No Audio)First 5 minutes of Terminator IISE (704x576) 16:9Multithreading by Rendering
DivX 6.2Version 6.2.2Profile : High Definition Profile1-pas, 3000 kb/sEncoding Mode : Insane QualityEnhanced MultithreadingNo Audio
XviD 1.1.0Version 1.1.0 Beta 2Target qantizer : 1.00
3D Studio MaxVersion 8"Dragon_Character_Rig"Rendering : HDTV 1920x1080
PCMark05 ProVersion 1.1.0System, CPU and Memory TestsWindows Media Player 10( Media Encoder 9(
SiSoft Sandra 2005Version 2005.7.10.60CPU Test = Arithmetic &Multimedia BenchmarksMemory Test = BandwidthBenchmark

We decided not to run game benchmarks as these are mostly limited by processor performance and graphics performance. Running a high-end mainstream or even a high-end graphics card at a 1280x1024 resolution would result in virtually the same 3D performance for all candidates.

System Power Consumption