Foxconn 925A01-8EKRS2

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Our Test System & SiSoft SANDRA

How we configured our test systems: When configuring the test systems for this review, first, we entered the system BIOS and set each board to their "Optimized" or "High-Performance Defaults".  The hard drives were then formatted, and Windows XP Professional (SP1) was installed. When the installation was complete, we hit the Windows Update site and downloaded all of the available updates, with the exception of the ones related to Windows Messenger. Then we installed all of the necessary drivers, and removed Windows Messenger from the system altogether. Auto-Updating and System Restore were also disabled, and we setup a 768MB permanent page file on the same partition as the Windows installation. Lastly, we set Windows XP's Visual Effects to "best performance", installed all of our benchmarking software, defragged the hard drives and ran all of the tests...

Test System Specifications
"Intel Inside!"
SYSTEM 1:
LGA775 - Pentium 4 550 (3.4GHz)

Foxconn 925A01-8EKRS2
Intel i925x

2x512MB Corsair DDR2 533

NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT

On-Board 10/100 Ethernet
On-Board Audio

WD "Raptor" 36GB Hard Drive
10,000 RPM SATA

Windows XP Pro SP1
NVIDIA Forceware v61.45
DirectX 9.0b
SYSTEM 2:
LGA775 - Pentium 4 550 (3.4GHz)

Abit AA8 DuraMAX
Intel i925x

2x512MB Corsair DDR2 533

NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT

On-Board 10/100 Ethernet
On-Board Audio

WD "Raptor" 36GB Hard Drive
10,000 RPM SATA

Windows XP Pro SP1
NVIDIA Forceware v61.45
DirectX 9.0b
SYSTEM 3:
S478 - Pentium 4 550 (3.4GHz)

DFI LANPARTY Pro875B
Intel i875P

2x512MB Corsair PC3200

NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT

On-Board 10/100 Ethernet
On-Board Audio

WD "Raptor" 36GB Hard Drive
10,000 RPM SATA

Windows XP Pro SP1
NVIDIA Forceware v61.45
DirectX 9.0b
Preliminary Benchmarks With SiSoft SANDRA 2004
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 sub-system tests that partially comprise the SANDRA 2004 suite (CPU, Multimedia, and Memory). All of these tests were run with the Foxconn 925A01-8EKRS2 powered by a Pentium 4 550 (3.4GHz) processor...


CPU-Z
Pentium 4 @ 3.4GHz
17x200MHz

SANDRA CPU Benchmark
Pentium 4 @
3.4GHz
17x200MHz

SANDRA MM Benchmark
Pentium 4 @
3.4GHz
17x200MHz

SANDRA Memory Benchmark
Pentium 4 @
3.4GHz
17x200MHz

The basic SiSoft SANDRA tests show the Foxconn 925A01-8EKRS2 performing right on par with the reference systems listed in the database.  In the CPU Benchmark, the Foxconn board's ALU performance was slightly higher than the similarly configured reference system, but the FPU performance was a bit lower.  The Foxconn board was also a bit faster then the Pentium 4 550 reference system in the Multimedia test.  And in the Memory Bandwidth Benchmark the 925A01-8EKRS2 just barely missed breaking the 5GB/s mark.

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