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Ultra Durable 3: Extra Copper, Benchmarked

Test Procedure And Test Setup

In an effort to find out whether or not Ultra Durable 3 and the additional copper make a difference, we put the EP45-UD3P against the P45 motherboards that we sent through an efficiency test bed a few weeks ago.

CPU IIIntel Core 2 Duo E7200 (45 nm, 2.53 GHz, 3 MB L2 Cache) Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 (65 nm, 3.0 GHz, 8 MB L2 Cache)
RAM DDR22x 2 GB DDR2-800 Chaintech AU2G732-12GH001
MotherboardGigabyte EP45-UD3P, Rev 1.0
Intel P45, BIOS : F5
HDDSeagate Barracuda 7200.11, 500 GB
7,200 RPM, SATA/300, 32 MB cache
Graphics CardGeCube Radeon HD 4850
GPU : 625 MHz
Memory : 512 MB GDDR3 (993 MHz)
Power SupplyCooler Master RS-850-EMBA 850W
Operating System Sysmark Windows XP SP2
DirectX 9 Version : April 2007
ATI Graphics Drivers Radeon 8.8
Intel Chipset INF :
Java Java Runtime Environment 6.0 Update 1
Sysmark 2007 PreviewVersion 1.04 Official Run