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Asus, DFI, MSI Give Mobos The Crossfire Treatment

Test Setup

System Hardware
Socket 939 ProcessorAMD Athlon X2 4800+(Italy 90 nm, 2.4 GHz, 2x 1 MB L2 Cache)
RAMCrucial 18VDDF12872G-40BD32x 1024 MB DDR400 (200 MHz, CL2-2-2-5, 1T)
Hard DriveWestern Digital WD740 Raptor74 GB, 10,000 rpm, 8 MB Cache, SATA/150
NetworkingBroadcom BCM5751 PCI-Express GbE Controller
Graphics CardsExtreme N7800GT/2DHTV (PCI Express x16)GeForce 7800GT (400 MHz), 256 MB GDDR3 (500 MHz)
Graphics Card IIATI Radeon X850XT (PCI Express x16)Radeon X850XT (450 MHz), 256 MB GDDR3 (500 MHz)
Power SupplyEnermax EG565P-VE, ATX 2.01, 535 W
System Software & Drivers
OSWindows XP Professional 5.10.2600, Service Pack 2
DirectX Version9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Platform DriversATI Catalyst 5.1
Graphics DriverATI Catalyst 5.1
Platform DriversNVIDIA nForce4 6.82 X16
Graphics DriverNVIDIA ForceWare 81.85
Platform DrivesHyperion Pro 5.04

Benchmarks And Settings

Benchmarks and Settings
OpenGL
Doom IIIVersion: 1.0.12621280x1024, 32 BitVideo Quality = High Qualitydemo1Graphics detail = High Quality
WolfensteinVersion: 2.56 (Patch V 1.02)
Enemy Territory1280x1024, 32 Bittimedemo 1 / demo demo4Geometric detail = highTexture detail = high
DirectX 8
Unreal Tournament 2004Version: 32041280x1024, 32 Bit, Audio = offTHG8-assault-single
DirectX 9
FarCryVersion 1.1 Build 12561280x1024 - 32 Bitquality options = High
3DMark 2005Version 1.01024x786, 32 BitGraphics and CPU Default Benchmark
Video
Pinnacle Studio 9 PlusVersion: 9.4.3from: 352x288 MPEG-2 41 MBto: 720x576 MPEG-2 95 MBEncoding and Transition Rendering to MPEG-2/DVDno Audio
Auto Gordian KnotDivX 6XviD 1.1Version: 2.16Audio = AC3 6chCustom size = 100 MBResolution settings = Fixed widthCodec = XviD and DivX 5Audio = CBR MP3, kbps 192182 MB VOB MPEG2-source
Windows Media EncoderVersion: 9.00.00.2980720x480 DV to WMV320x240 (29.97 fps)282 kbps streaming
Audio
Lame MP3Version 3.97.1 Multi-threaded AlphaWave 17:14 minutes (182 MB) to mp332 - 320 kbitVBR = level 3
libvorbis OGGVersion: 1.0.1WAV 17:14 minutes (182 MB) to oggquality = 5
Applications
WinRARVersion 3.51283 MB, 246 FilesCompression = BestDictionary = 4096 kB
3DS Max 7Characters "Dragon_Charater_rig"1600x1200Rendering Single
Cinema 4DVersion R9Lanz.c4d800x600
CinebenchVersion 2003Rendering
Lightwave 3DVersion 8.2Variations.lws
POV-RayVersion 3.7Skyvase.pov4800x3600
Synthetic
PCMark 2005 ProVersion: 1.1.0System, CPU and Memory Tests
SiSoftware Sandra ProVersion 2005, SR2CPU Test I = CPU Arithmetic BenchmarkCPU Test II = Multimedia BenchmarkMemory Test = Bandwidth Benchmark
ScienceMarkVersion 2.0All Tests