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Intel's 955X Dual-Core Chipset Better For Business Users Than NVidia's nForce4

Test Setup

Processor
Single Core CPUsIntel Pentium 4 Processor 660 (3.6 GHz, 2 MB L2 Cache)
Memory
Intel Platform (DDR2-667)2x 512 MB - DDR2-667 (333 MHz)Corsair CM2X512A-5400UL (XMS5400 V1.2)(CL3-2-2-8-1T @ 333 MHz)
Motherboards
Intel PlatformAsus P5ND2-SLI (Rev. 1.02, BIOS 0601)NVIDIA nForce4 Intel Edition SLI ChipsetFoxconn Foxconn 955X7AA(Rev. unknown, BIOS 4BGF1P32 - May 18, 2005)Gigabyte GA-8I955 Royal(Rev. 1.0 , BIOS F5, April 29, 2005)
System Hardware
Graphics Card (PCIe)NVIDIA Geforce 6800 GT (Reference Board)GPU : NVIDIA Geforce 6800 GT (350 MHz)Memory : 256 MB DDR-SDRAM (500 MHz)
Hard DriveWestern Digital WD740 Raptor74 GB, 8 MB Cache, 10000 RPM
Networkintegrated NVIDIA GbE LAN
DVD-ROMGigabyte GO-D1600C (16x)
Power SupplyTagan TG480-U01, ATX 2.0, 480 W
Software
Chipset DriversNVIDIA Forceware 6.53
Chipset DriversIntel Inf 7.0.0.1019
Graphics DriverNVIDIA Forceware 71.84
DirectXVersion : 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
OSWindows XP Professional 5.10.2600, Service Pack 2

Raid Setup

Processors
Sockel 775Intel Pentium 4 Extreme Edition (3.73 GHz, 2 MB L2 Cache)
System Components
DDR-SDRAM2x 512 MB - DDR2-667 (333 MHz)Corsair CM2X512A-5400UL (XMS5400 V1.2)(CL3-2-2-8-1T @ 333 MHz)
Motherboard IAsus P5WD2Intel i955X
Motherboard IIMSI P4N DiamondNVIDIA nForce4 Intel Edition
Graphics cardGigabyte Geforce 6600 GT
Hard drivesSystem drive : Western Digital WD1200BBTest drive :4x Western Digital WD370 Raptor
ControllerAdaptec AHA-2410SA, 4-Port SATAIntel ICH7-RNVIDIA MediaShield
Software
Intel ChipsetIntel Inf 7.0.0.1019
Nvidia ChipsetNVIDIA Forceware 6.53
DirectX9.0c
OSWindows XP Professional 5.10.2600, Service Pack 2
ControllerAdaptec 4.10.7348Intel MatrixStorage 2.11.15.0
Benchmarks & Settings
I/O PerformanceIOMeter 2003.05.10Fileserver BenchmarkWebserver BenchmarkDatabase BenchmarkWorkstation BenchmarkThroughput Benchmark