More NF980-G65 Results
3D Mark Vantage

    This is a fair test to see if the nForce 200 bridge chip is in fact a decelerator that many claim.  Theoretically it might suffer some higher latency as compared to the 790FX northbridge.

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    At least in this test we see no significant difference in performance between the two boards.  The GPU tests were oh-so-slightly higher than the 790FX board, but at least we can show that performance really does not suffer.

Gig-E File Transfer

    A 914 MB file was prepared for transfer from a “server” machine with a 7200 RPM disk and 8 GB of RAM, plus a Gig-E connection.  The file was then transferred from the server to the test machine, all the while timing the download, as well as measuring CPU usage.

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    The integrated Gig-E controller on the nForce board (using the Realtek chip as the PHY) was faster overall, though it had a slightly higher CPU usage percentage.
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