We used the latest versions of
PC Mark and SPECviewperf to look at system bandwidth and
workstation performance of the Asus A7N8X-E motherboard.
All tests were run at default and overclocked settings.
In the PC Mark
2004 CPU and Memory benchmarks we're once again seeing about
a 15% increase in performance at the overclocked settings.
Again, neither board seems to pull away from the other in
this set of benchmarks. The Asus motherboard manages a
small lead at almost every setting, albeit a small one.
7.1.1 was used to measure CAD workstation performance of the
Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe motherboard. The most interesting
aspect to notice here is that in three of the six tests, the
motherboard managed higher scores when set at DDR400 speeds
compared to DDR432, by even as much 11% in the drv-09 test.
Maybe the nForce2 Ultra chipset runs more efficiently at its
intended speeds, but at this point, SPECviewperf has been
the only benchmark to show such a trend. Next up we
have a quick round of gaming benchmarks and our final
Gaming and The Ratings