Asus A7N8X Deluxe Motherboard Review

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The Asus A7N8X Deluxe Motherboard Review
May the 'nForce2' be with you

By, Jeff Bouton
January 9, 2003


Benchmarking with SiSoft Sandra 2002 Pro
Starting with the Synthetic...

As always, we like to run a few modules within SiSoft Sandra Professional to see how a system shapes up in comparison to other common configurations available.  We ran each test at both the default clock speed and while overclocked.  To demonstrate the ability of the DualDDR architecture, we ran the memory tests at both 64-Bit (Bank 1&2) and 128-Bit (Bank 1&3) to show its effects.



At the default speed of 1.67GHz, the system posted scores comparable to similarly outfitted systems.  When we increased the speed to 1.86GHz, the performance increased nicely, squeezing past the Athlon XP 2200+ and giving the 2.4GHz. Pentium 4-B good competition.


Multimedia O/C

 We saw similar gains with the multimedia tests as well, although the increase in performance was a bit more sizeable at 1.86GHz, encroaching on 2.66GHz Pentium 4 territory.


1.67GHz./333MHz DDR Bank 1&2

1.67GHz./333MHz DDR Bank 1&3

Here we ran the memory tests at default clock speed at both 64-Bit and 128-Bit to see the performance gains one can expect of DualDDR.  We saw a nominal gain of roughly 2.6% when enabling DualDDR at default clock speeds.

1.86GHz./333MHz DDR Bank 1&2

1.86GHz./333MHz DDR Bank 1&3

When we ran the test while overclocked, we were impressed at how the memory scores jumped versus default speeds regardless whether we ran 64 or 128-Bit.  The jump in performance was terrific, often pushing the memory scores into PC3200 territory, especially in 128-bit mode.

Hard Drive

The hard drive performance was mediocre at best, however, we've seen worse.  In the next pages we'll get down and dirty with some real-world tests that should be a more accurate gauge of the board's performance.

MadOnion's PCMark2002Pro and CPU Test

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