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Fall Extreme Gamer System Shootout Part 5: Falcon Northwest Mach V

The THG Reference System

Below is the test system we ran our tests on for the main reference point.

Test System
CPUAMD FX-55 (2.6 GHz)
FSB200 MHz
MotherboardGigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (939 nForce4 SLI)
Memory1 GB - 2x Corsair PC4400 at 200 MHz 512 MB
HDDWestern Digital 10,000rpm 74 GB Raptor S-ATA (8 MB)
Power SupplyEnermax EG851AX 660W
CPU Cooling SolutionZalman CU-CNPS 7700-CU
Drivers & Configuration
GraphicsATI Catalyst v5.8NVIDIA v77.77
ChipsetnForce4 SLI
OSWindows XP Prof. SP2
DirectXDirectX 9.0c
Graphic cards used in this article
ATIRadeon X850 XT PE (ATI)
NVIDIAGeForce 6800 Ultra OC (BFG Tech)GeForce 7800 GTX (NVIDIA Reference)

Benchmark Results

3DMark 2003