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Faster and Faster, nForce2: The Latest Boards Put to the Test

Test Setup

Basic Hardware
ProcessorAMD Athlon XP 2800+ (2.25 GHz)
RAM2x 256 MB PC3500 CL2, Corsair Micro
Hard DriveIBM DeskStar 60GXP, IC35040, 40 GB, 7,200 rpm, NTFS
Graphics CardAsus V8460, GeForce 4 TI4600, 128 MB
Other Hardware
Network Card3COM 3C905-TX
Drivers & Settings
Graphics DriverDetonator 4 Series Version 41.09
Chipset DrivernVIDIA driver 1.13
DirectX Version8.1
Screen Resolution1024 x 768 x 16, 85 HzSPECviewperf : 1280x1024x32, 85 Hz
OSWindows 2000 Professional SP3
Benchmarks
Quake III ArenaRetail Version 1.16command line = +set cd_nocd 1 +set s_initsound 0Graphics detail set to ’Normal’Benchmark using ’Q3DEMO1’
Unreal Tournament 2003Official Demo
Comanche 4Official Demo
WinACE2.20, best compression, Dictionary 4096 kB
SPECviewperfVersion 7.0, all tests
mpeg4 encodingXmpeg 4.5DivX 5.02 Pro (YV12)Compression/quality : Highest Data Rate : 780 kBit, Format : 720x576 Pixel@25 fps, 150 MB VOB file, no Audio
Sysmark 2002Internet Content Creation
Lame MP3Lame 3.91 MMX, SSE, SSE2, 3DNow !
PCMark 2002Memory Bandwidth Benchmark
3DMark 2001SEDefault Resolution : 1024x768x32

Benchmark Results

Real CPU/ FSB Speed