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ABIT NF7-M nForce2 IGP Motherboard Review

ABIT NF7-M nForce2 IGP Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Other then the on board GeForce4 MX videocard care of the nForce IGP northbridge this board is virtually identical to Abit's extremely successful NF7/NF7-S motherboards.
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External Mfg. Website: Abit Apr 03 2003   Colin Sun  
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Benchmarks: PCMark2002, 3DMark2001SE

PCMark 2002 Source: MadOnion

PCMark is a new benchmark from our pals at MadOnion which a whole system benchmark. It can be used on desktop PC's, Laptops and even Workstations and tests everyday computing from home to office usage. PCMark specifically stresses the CPU, memory subsystem, graphics subsystem, hard drives, WindowsXP GUI (if WinXP is used), video performance and even laptop batteries. This benchmark was released March 12, 2002 and can be downloaded from Madonion if you would like to give it a test run on your computer for comparisons sake...

PCMark2002 Benchmark Results
Processor PCMarks Ranking
1. 8RDA+ - 166/333 6682
2. 8RGA+ - 166/333 6682
3. NF7-M - 166/333 6666
4. NF7-M - 200/400 6845

Memory

1. 8RDA+ - 166/333 5236
2. 8RGA+ - 166/333 5224
3. NF7-M - 166/333 5234
4. NF7-M - 200/400 5972

Like the other benchmarks suggest, according to PCMark2002 the 8RGA+ and NF7-M perform the same at stock speeds. Overclocking does boost the memory score quite nicely.

3DMark2001 SE Source: MadOnion

3DMark2001 SE is the latest installment in the 3DMark series by MadOnion. By combining DirectX8 support with completely new graphics, it continues to provide good overall system benchmarks. 3DMark2001 SE has been created in cooperation with the major 3D accelerator and processor manufacturers to provide a reliable set of diagnostic tools. The suite demonstrates 3D gaming performance by using real-world gaming technology to test a system's true performance abilities. Tests include: DirectX8 Vertex Shaders, Pixel Shaders and Point Sprites, DOT3 and Environment Mapped Bump Mapping, support for Full Scene Anti-aliasing and Texture Compression and two game tests using Ipion real-time physics. Higher 3DMark scores denote better performance.

3DMark2001 SE Benchmark Results
Processor 3DMarks Ranking
1. 8RDA+ - 166/333 15073
2. 8RGA+ - 166/333 4668
3. NF7-M - 166/333 4949
4. NF7-M - 200/400 5120

Hmm... In 3DMark2001SE it seems like the integrated GeForce4 MX is a bit faster then that of the Epox 8RGA+.

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Contents of Article: Abit NF7-M
 Pg 1.  ABIT NF7-M nForce2 IGP Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Heatsink Clearances and Overclocking
 Pg 3.  Soft Menu III, don't ya love it?
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: SysMark2002, Winstone 2002
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: Winbench 99, SiSoft Sandra 2003
 Pg 6.  — Benchmarks: PCMark2002, 3DMark2001SE
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: QIII Arena, UT2003
 Pg 8.  Conclusions on Abit's NF7-M Mainboard

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