Now let’s take a look at how the Gigabyte GA-G1975X performs against the other systems. Keep in mind that the EPoX 5NVA+ nForce 4 and the Asus P5GD2 have slower memory settings – 4-4-4-17-2T at 800 MHz, and 4-4-4-12-2T respectively.
In SiSoft Sandra 2005.SR3, we see a big difference in performance between the EPoX 5NVA and the Gigabyte GA-G1975X. But when we look at Everest, this difference disappears. In all cases the Asus P5WD2 comes out on top.
In memory latency on the Gigabyte GA-G1975X and the Asus P5WD2 are equal which shouldn’t surprise many of you since the 955X and 975X chipset are nearly identical. The EPoX 5NVA+ is a bit handicapped by the slower memory timings, but let’s see if this makes a big difference in the rest of the tests.
* Memory @ 800MHz, 4-4-4-17-2T. The Gigabyte GA-G1975X and Asus P5WD2 @ 800 MHz, 4-4-4-15-1T.
** Memory @ 600MHz, 4-4-4-12-2T.