nForce 650i SLI Shoot-Out: MSI P6N SLI vs Abit Fatal1ty FP-IN9 SLI

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Test System Specs and Sandra XI SP2

Test System Specifications
What's Under the Hood?
Motherboards Tested:
MSI P6N SLI Platinum

Abit Fatal1ty FP-IN9 SLI

Common Hardware:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 @ 2.13GHz
2x512MB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-667 (CL 4-4-4-12)
NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT

On-board audio & LAN
Maxtor 120GB SATA 7200RPM Hard Drive

Software / System Drivers:
Windows XP with Service Pack 2
DirectX 9.0c
NVIDIA nForce4 Chipset Drivers v8.43
NVIDIA ForceWare Drivers v94.24


Preliminary Benchmarks with SiSoft SANDRA XI SP2
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 XI suite (CPU, Multimedia, and Memory) with a Core 2 Duo E6400 installed in the boards we tested. All of the scores reported below were taken with the processor running at its default clock speed of 2.13GHz.

As we expected, both boards posted very similar scores. The differences between the results is neglible and would never be noticed by a user.

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