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Synthetic Tests

Test System Details
Specifications and Revisions

  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (2.4 GHz) Processor
  • 2 x Kingston DDR2-800 Memory (2 x 1 GB, CAS 4-4-4-12)
  • 1 x ATI Radeon X1950 Pro (Catalyst 7.7 Driver)
  • 1 x Maxtor DiamondMax 10 Serial ATA Hard Disk
  • 1 x Plextor PX-755SA DVD+/-RW Drive
  • 1 x Corsair HX620W 620W Power Supply
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (32-bit)

  • ECS P35T-A (Intel P35 Express Chipset)
  • Gigabyte GA-P31-DS3L (Intel P31 Express Chipset)
  • Abit IP35 Pro (Intel P35 Express Chipset)
  • Abit AB9 QuadGT (Intel P965 Chipset)
  • eVGA nForce 650i Ultra (Nvidia nForce 650i Ultra)
  • eVGA nForce 680i LT (Nvidia nForce 680i LT)

Synthetic CPU and Memory Benchmarks
SiSoft Sandra XI


Our first round of synthetic tests show almost no performance difference between our Intel P31 and P35 platforms. The P35 has a very (very) slight advantage in terms of memory bandwidth, but nothing that could be noticed in real-life performance scenarios. Latency between the two looks to be identical.

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