Budget Core 2 Platforms from ECS and Gigabyte

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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

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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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