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The Chaintech 7NJS Zenith & Leadtek K7NCR18D-Pro Motherboards
Nvidia's Nforce2 Chipset pushes out Dual Channel DDR

By, Tom Laverriere
December 16,  2002

 

Let's start the testing with Sandra both at default settings and overclocked, but first let's take a look at our setup.

 

HotHardware Test Systems
NVIDIA and AMD

 

Motherboards:
Chaintech 7NJS and Leadtek K7NCR18D-Pro
 

Common Hardware and Software:

AMD 2600+ Athlon Processor 333MHz FSB

NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 (Drivers - v.40.72 WHQL)

Seagate 40GB ATA-100 7200RPM Hard Drive

On board sound

WinXP Professional w/ SP1

DirectX 8.1

NVIDIA Unified Driver Package v2.0
 

SiSoft Sandra and Overclocking Tests
Simple performance metrics

Sandra Testing: Default Settings DDR333
 

Chaintech 2600+ CPU

 

Chaintech 2600+ MM

 

Chaintech 2600+ MEM

Leadtek 2600+ CPU

Leadtek 2600+ MM

Leadtek 2600+ MEM

In all tests, Leadtek is showing the advantage.  Most notably in the Memory and CPU scores.  The interesting thing to notice, is that these scores are beating PC800 scores by a decent amount.  If you're astute, you'll note we were using only using PC2700 memory, with the timings set to 8-4-4-2.5.  Obviously a stick of Corsair PC3500 CAS2 memory is going to get some much higher scores.  Let's take a look at the overclocked Sandra scores.

 

Sandra Testing: Overclocked DDR364

Chaintech 2278MHz CPU

Chaintech 2278MHz MM Chaintech 2278MHz MEM
Leadtek 2278MHz CPU Leadtek 2278MHz MM Leadtek 2278MHz MEM

Looks like the tides have changed in the overclocking category.  Chaintech leads in all scores albeit by a small margin.  One thing I'd like to note on these overclocked tests: I ran both boards at the 182MHz FSB since that is the frequency that the Chaintech topped out at.  Both boards were set the CPU vcore to 1.85V and I increased the timing on the memory to 6-3-3-2.5.  As mentioned above, a good stick of memory will yield even higher scores, since it will be able to run at better timings and support higher clock rates.

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