Foxconn 945P7AA-8EKRS2 & Gigabyte 8I945P-G

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HH Test System and SiSoft SANDRA

Test System Specifications
"Intel & AMD Inside!"
SYSTEM 1:
Pentium D 820 at 2.8GHz


Gigabyte GA-8I945P-G
Foxconn 945P7AA-8EKRS2

Intel D945GTPLR system board

2x512MB PQI24200 Turbo Memory DDR2-533

Radeon X800 Pro
On-board Ethernet
On-board Audio

WD 80GB HD
7200 RPM IDE

Windows XP Pro SP2

DirectX 9.0c
Intel Chipset Drivers v7.0.0.1019
Intel Graphics Drivers v14.12.0.4229

ATI Catalyst 5.6
SYSTEM 2:
AMD Athlon 64 3200+
(2GHz)

MSI K8N Neo Platinum
(NVIDIA nForce 3 250GB)

2x512MB PQI3200-1024DBU

Radeon X800 Pro
On-board Ethernet
On-board Audio

WD 80GB HD
7200 RPM IDE

Windows XP Pro SP2

DirectX 9.0c
nForce 3 Unified Drivers v5.1
ATI Catalyst 5.6
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 informative diagnostic utilities that can provide a host of useful details about a system's hardware and operating system. We ran four of the built-in subsystem tests that partially comprise the SANDRA 2005 suite (CPU, Multimedia, Cache, and Memory).

Gigabyte's GA-8I945P-G


CPU Arithmetic Benchmark

Multimedia Benchmark

CPU Cache Benchmark

Memory Benchmark

Foxconn's 945P7AA-8EKRS2


CPU Arithmetic Benchmark

Multimedia Benchmark

CPU Cache Benchmark

Memory Benchmark

Doing a quick comparison between the two systems, we find that both performed at essentially the same level.  The Gigabyte GA-8I945P-G was clocked slightly more aggressive in the BIOS, reporting a 2.81GHz speed vs 2.80GHz with the Foxconn 945P7AA-8EKRS2.  This resulted in slightly better CPU Multimedia scores with the Gigabyte GA-8I945P-G.  We were more curious with memory performance considering the Gigabyte board's limited options.  Memory performance was also edged in favor of the GA-8I945P-G with a 201MHz FSB recorded compared to the Foxconn's 200MHz FSB.  These are common variations we see regularly that are far from conclusive either way.  We'll save our conclusions after we run our battery of tests and come up with a clearer overall picture of each product.

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