Test System & SANDRA 2005
ECS 945G-M3 (Intel i945G)
ECS C19-A SLI (nForce4 SLI XE)
Gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal (Intel i955X)
Intel Pentium D 840 Processor @ 3.2GHz
2x512MB Corsair XMS2 Pro DDR2-667 (CL 4-4-4-12)
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT
On-board audio & LAN
Western Digital 74GB Raptor Hard Drive
Software / System Drivers:
We began our testing with SiSoftware's SANDRA, the System ANalyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant. SANDRA consists of a set of information and diagnostic utilities that can provide a host of useful information about your hardware and operating system. We ran three of the built-in subsystem tests that partially comprise the SANDRA 2005 suite (CPU, Multimedia, and Memory) with a Pentium D 840 installed into the various boards we tested. All of the scores reported below were taken with the processor running at its default clock speed of 3.2GHz.
As we expected, all of the boards performed similarly. Even though none of the boards use the same chipset, they all seem to be able to squeeze almost the same level of performance out of the Pentium D 840 and Corsair DDR2 RAM.