System Setup and Benchmarks Used

Testing Setup

Our testing setup for the Crosshair review is basically the same as we used in our initial AM2 platform launch.  You’ll notice that the NF4 SLI X16 motherboard benchmarks are always lower, mostly because we are using an X2 4800+ processor, that runs on a 400 MHz frequency deficit and uses DDR instead of DDR2 memory. 

AMD AM2 Test System Setup

CPU

Athlon 64 FX-62 (2.8 GHz, 1MBx2)Review

Motherboards

Asus Crosshair nForce 590 SLI
ATI Radeon XPress 3200 AM2 Reference Board
Foxconn nForce 590 SLI

Memory 

Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400C4

Hard Drive

Western Digital Raptor 150 GB – Review

Sound Card

Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value

Video Card

ATI X1900 XTX (650/775)Review

Video Drivers

Catalyst 6.6

DirectX Version

DX 9.0c

Operating System

Windows XP Professional SP1

AMD S939 Test System Setup

CPU

Athlon 64 X2 4800+ (2.4 GHz, 1MBx2) – Review

Motherboards

Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe (nForce4 SLI X16) – Review

Memory 

2 x 1 GB Corsair XMS3500LL Pro

Hard Drive

Western Digital Raptor 150 GB – Review

Sound Card

Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value

Video Card

ATI X1900 XTX (650/775)Review

Video Drivers

Catalyst 6.4

DirectX Version

DX 9.0c

Operating System

Windows XP Professional SP1

Benchmarks:

  • SiSoft Sandra 2005.SR3
  • Everest Ultimate Edition 2006
  • World Bench 5
  • Windows Media Encoder 9
  • DivX 6.1
  • LAME MT
  • CineBench 9.5
  • SPECviewperf 8.01
  • WinRAR 3.51
  • 3DMark06
  • FEAR 1.03
  • Call of Duty 2 1.01
  • PCMark05
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