ASUS P5GDC-V Deluxe Vs. Soltek SL-915GPro-FGR - Intel 915G Doubleshot

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Preliminary Synthetic Tests with SANDRA

HotHardware Test Bed
Kicking it into High Gear

Hardware

ASUS P5GDC-V Deluxe (i915G)
Soltek SL-915GPro-FGR
(i915G)
Pentium 4 530 @ 3.0GHz
MSI
GeForce PCX 5750
512MB Kingston HyperX PC3500 CAS 2
Integrated Audio
Western Digital ATA100
30GB - 7200RPM
Artec DVD+/-R/RW

Software

Windows XP Professional SP-2
DirectX 9.0c
NVIDIA Forceware - Graphics v61.77
SiSoft SANDRA 2004 Pro
Content Creation Winstone 2004
Business Winstone 2004
Unreal Tournament 2004
Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory
XMPEG
Windows Media Encoder 9


One of the first tests we always like to run is SiSoftware's SANDRA.  This synthetic test helps give a quick idea of how a particular setup compares to its peers, by comparing various subsystems to a comprehensive internal database.  In this case, we like to focus on CPU and Memory testing at both stock and overclocked speeds. First, we'll start off with the ASUS P5GDC-V Deluxe and follow up with the Soltek SL-915GPRo-FGR.

ASUS P5GDC-V Deluxe

    

    

Generally, the P5GDC-V Deluxe's performance at stock speeds yielded little surprises.  Our test system performed on par with what we would expect when compared to the reference systems.  The real magic occurred when we upped the system bus to 250MHz, boosting the CPU to 3.75MHz.  This resulted in our test machine jumping significantly across the board, returning top scores in the CPU and Memory tests.

Soltek SL-915GPro-FGR

    

    

We already covered the overclocking problems we had with the SL-915GPro-FGR, so we didn't expect much on that front when running the FSB at 225MHz.  We did see nominal gains across all areas of testing, but the gains were not worth noting, when we ran the same tests as we did with the ASUS model.  From a stock performance perspective, the Soltek SL-915GPro-FGR also fit the profile, posting slightly higher FPU scores than the ASUS board, whereas the Multimedia tests were all Soltek.  Memory performance was a mixed bag between the two, with the Soltek model taking the higher Integer tests and the ASUS model acing the Floating Point segment.  We'll have to run a few more benchmarks before we can draw any conclusions.

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