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NVIDIA nForce4 Intel Edition Sets Its Sights on Intel 925XE

Test Setup

Processors
266 MHz FSB (FSB1066)Intel Pentium 4 Extreme Edition 3.73 GHz2 MB L2-Cache, HT enabled
Motherboard
Socket 775NVIDIA Reference MotherboardChipset : nForce4 Intel EditionBIOS : 4.86
Socket 775ASUS P5AD2-E PlatinumChipset : Intel 925XEBIOS : 1004 Final
RAM
DDR2-5332x 512 MB Corsair TwinX CM2X512A-5400C4Timings : CL 3-3-3-8
DDR2-6672x 512 MB Corsair TwinX CM2X512A-5400LUTimings : CL 3-3-3-8 (533), CL 4-3-3-10 (667)
Common Hardware
Graphics CardsNVIDIA GeForce 6800 GTGPU : NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GTMemory : 256 MB GDDR3-SDRAM
Hard DriveWestern Digital WD740 Raptor74 GB, 8 MB Cache, 10,000 RPM, SATA
RAID Test DrivesWestern Digital WD1600SD160 GB, 8 MB Cache, 7,200 RPM, SATA
DVD/CD-ROMMSI MS-8216 16x DVD
Software
Graphics DriverNVIDIA Detonator 71.84
Chipset DriverNVIDIA Forceware 7.02
Intel ChipsetIntel Chipset Installation Utility 6.3.0.1007
DirectX9.0c
OSWindows XP Professional, 5.1.2600Service Pack 2

Two GeForce 6800 GTs

Memory : Corsair XMS2 DImms

Benchmarks and SettingsOpenGL
WolfensteinVersion : 2.56 (Patch V 1.02)
Enemy Territory1280x1024, 32 bittimedemo 1 / demo demo4Geometric detail = highTexture detail = high
Doom IIIVersion : 1.0.12621024x768, 32 bitVideo Quality = High Quality
DirectX 8
Unreal Tournament 2004Version : 32041280x1024, 32 bit, Audio = offTHG8-assault-single
DirectX 9
FarCryVersion 1.1 Build 1256 (Cooler01=1280x1024, 32 bitQuality Options = Very High
Video
Pinnacle Studio 9 PlusVersion : 9.1.2from : 352x288, MPEG-2, 41 MBto : 720x576, MPEG-2, 95 MBEncoding and Transition Rendering to MPEG-2/DVDno Audio
Auto Gordian KnotDivX 5.2XviD 1.0.3Version : 1.89 BetaAudio = AC3 6chCustom size = 100 MBResolution settings = Fixed widthCodec = XviD and DivX 5Audio = CBR MP3, kbps 192182 MB VOB MPEG2-source
Audio
Lame MP3Version 3.96Wave 17:14 minutes (182 MB) to mp332 - 320 kbitVBR = level 3
Applications
3D Studio Max 6.0DiscreetCharacters "Dragon_Charater_rig"Pixel : 1024x768Rendering Single
Synthetic
PCMark 2004 ProVersion : 1.3.0CPU Benchmark, Memory Benchmark
SiSoft Sandra 2005 ProMultiMedia / CPU ArithmeticMemory Bandwidth Benchmark