System Setup and Benchmarks Used

Testing Setup

Our testing setup for this Abit AB9 Pro review is meant to compare it with its older mainstream chipset cousin the 945P which is similar to the 965P but without Core 2 support.

Intel Core 2 Duo Test System Setup


    Intel Pentium D 930 Presler 3.0GHz


ASUS P5LD2 Deluxe Intel 945P
ABIT AB9 Pro Intel P965


Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400C4

Hard Drive

Western Digital Raptor 74 GB 

Sound Card

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic 

Video Card

EVGA 7800GTX KO Edition

Video Drivers

ForceWare Release 91.47

DirectX Version

DX 9.0c

Operating System

Windows XP Professional SP1


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