XFX nForce 630i GeForce 7150 Motherboard

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HH Test System and PCMark Vantage Results

Due to the fact that we wanted to test the overall system and gaming performance of the MG-630I-7159 with its onboard GeForce 7150 graphics and with a dedicated video card (the 8800 GT listed in the test system specs above), you will see three sets of numbers in all of our graphs: one set is the XFX MG-630I-7159 using its onboard graphics, one set is the XFX MG-630I-7159 with the 8800 GT installed, and the final set is our comparison board, the Abit nForce 650i SLI board with the 8800 GT.

HotHardware's Test System
Intel Core 2 Duo Powered

Hardware Used:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 (2.13GHz)

Abit Fatal1ty FP-IN9 SLI
(nForce 650i SLI chipset)

XFX MG-630I-7159
(nForce 630i / GeForce 7150 chipset)

GeForce 8800 GT 512

2048MB Corsair DDR2-800 C4
(2 X 1GB)

Integrated Audio
Integrated Network

Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9
(7,200RPM - SATA)

Relevant Software:

Windows Vista Ultimate (32-bit)

NVIDIA Forceware v169.25
NVIDIA nForce v8.43

Benchmarks Used:
PCMark Vantage
SiSoftware Sandra XII SP1
Cinebench R10
Kribibench v1.1
3DMark06 v1.0.2
Crysis SP Demo
Company of Heroes

Futuremark PCMark Vantage
Simulated Application Performance

We ran our test motherboards through PCMark Vantage, Futuremark’s latest system performance metric built especially for Windows Vista. PCMark Vantage runs through a host of different usage scenarios to simulate different types of workloads, including High Definition TV and movie playback and manipulation, gaming, image editing and manipulation, music compression, communications, and productivity. Most of the tests are multi-threaded as well, so the tests can exploit the additional resources offered by multi-core CPUs.

As you can see above, the MG-630I-7159's performance is very similar to the Abit 650i when both boards utilize the 8800 GT. As expected, though, the Gaming and Memories scores are negatively impacted by the use of the MG-630I-7159's onboard graphics.

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