ECS 945G-M3 and C19-A SLI Motherboards

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Test System & SANDRA 2005

Test System Specifications
What's Under the Hood?
Motherboards Tested:
ECS 945G-M3 (Intel i945G)

ECS C19-A SLI (nForce4 SLI XE)
Gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal (Intel i955X)

Common Hardware:
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:
Windows XP with Service Pack 2
DirectX 9.0c
NVIDIA nForce4 Chipset Drivers v6.82
NVIDIA ForceWare Drivers v84.17

Intel INF Chipset Drivers v7.2.2.1006

Preliminary Benchmarks with SiSoft SANDRA 2005
Synthetic Testing

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.

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