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Massive nVidia nForce2 Motherboard Roundup

Massive nVidia nForce2 Motherboard Roundup - PCSTATS
Abstract: Despite a bit of a delay at the release of the nForce2 chipset, nVidia appears to have learned their lessons well and have not made the same mistakes twice.
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External Mfg. Website: various Jun 29 2003   Colin Sun  
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System Spec's and Benchmarks

PCStats Test System Specs:

Computer Hardware:

Processor:

AthlonXP 3000+

Clock Speed:

13 x 166 MHz = 2.16 GHz

Motherboards:

Asus A7N8X
MSI K7N2-L
Epox 8RDA+
FIC AU11
FIC AU13
Magic-Pro K7N-Ultra S
Abit NF7-M
Albatron KM18G Pro
AOpen AK79G MAX
Epox 8RGA+
MSI K7N2G-ILSR

Chipsets:

nForce2 SPP
nForce2 IGP

Videocard:

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro
Integrated GeForce4 MX*

Memory:

2x 256MB Corsair XMS3500 CAS2

Hard Drive: 20GB Maxtor DiamondMAX+
CDROM: NEC 52x CD-ROM
Floppy:

Panasonic 1.44MB Floppy Drive

Heatsink: Thermalright SK6 w/36CFM Delta
PowerSupply: Vantec 470W Stealth PSU
Software Setup WindowsXP Build 2600
nForce 2.03
Catalyst 3.1
Workstation Benchmarks

SysMark2002
Business Winstone 2002
Content Creation 2002
PCMark2002
3DMark2001SE
Quake III Arena
UT2003

* - GeForce4 MX was used in all the nForce2-IGP based systems.

BAPCO Sysmark 2002 Source:MadOnion / BAPco

SysMark2002 is more of an extension of SysMark2001 rather then a whole new benchmark. The applications used during testing have been updated and most importantly for AMD users, the new SysMark2002 uses the Windows Media Encoder 7.1 which supports the AthlonXP's SSE instructions.

BapCo SysMark 2002 Benchmark Results
Internet Content Sysmarks Ranking
1. Asus A7N8X 322
2. MSI K7N2-L 319
3. Epox 8RDA+ 325
4. FIC AU11 322
5. FIC AU13 333
6. Magic-Pro K7N-Ultra-S 326
7. Abit NF7-M 324
8. Albatron KM18G Pro 324
9. AOpen AK79G MAX 327
10. Epox 8RGA+ 325
11. MSI K7N2G-ILSR 323

BapCo SysMark 2002 Benchmark Results

Office Productivity

Sysmarks Ranking
1. Asus A7N8X 195
2. MSI K7N2-L 195
3. Epox 8RDA+ 198
4. FIC AU11 195
5. FIC AU13 193
6. Magic-Pro K7N-Ultra-S 199
7. Abit NF7-M 189
8. Albatron KM18G Pro 195
9. AOpen AK79G MAX 189
10. Epox 8RGA+ 198
11. MSI K7N2G-ILSR 196

It's no surprise that all the nForce2 based motherboards perform within 5% of each other. Please note that the nForce2 IGP based systems do not suffer any performance loss due to the onboard GeForce4 MX.

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Contents of Article: various nforce2
 Pg 1.  Massive nVidia nForce2 Motherboard Roundup
 Pg 2.  The Pioneer - Asus A7N8X
 Pg 3.  Super Budget MSI K7N2-L
 Pg 4.  The awesome Epox 8RDA+
 Pg 5.  8RDA+'s twin, the FIC AU11
 Pg 6.  FIC's second go with the nForce2, the AU13
 Pg 7.  Magic who? Oh Soltek...
 Pg 8.  Abit, ahh wonderful Abit...
 Pg 9.  Small but powerful, Albatron KM18G Pro
 Pg 10.  Black Beauty, AOpen AK79G MAX
 Pg 11.  The Epox 8RGA+
 Pg 12.  Feature Rich MSI K7N2G-ILSR
 Pg 13.  — System Spec's and Benchmarks
 Pg 14.  Benchmarks: Winstone 2002
 Pg 15.  Benchmarks: PCMark2002
 Pg 16.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001SE
 Pg 17.  Benchmarks: Quake III Arena
 Pg 18.  Benchmarks: UT2003
 Pg 19.  Overclocking and Conclusions

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