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Gigabyte K8NNXP nForce3 150 Motherboard Review

Gigabyte K8NNXP nForce3 150 Motherboard Review  - PCSTATS
Abstract: The K8NNXP boasts an impressive list of features, workstation-oriented addons, and performance stats that should make it a crowd favorite among demanding users.
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External Mfg. Website: Gigabyte Oct 28 2003   Colin Sun  
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Benchmarks: Winbench 99, SiSoft Sandra 2004

Winbench 99 V1.2 Source: e-Testinglabs.com

WinBench 99 is a subsystem-level benchmark that measures the performance of a PC's graphics, disk, and video subsystems in a Windows environment. WinBench 99's tests can run on Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows Me systems.

WinBench 99 v1.2 Benchmark Results
Gigabyte K8NNXP Score Ranking
1a. Business Disk - 200/400

16600

1b. Business Disk - 227/377

16700

2a. High-End Disk - 200/400 35500

2b.

High-End Disk - 227/377 36900
3a. Business Graphics - 200/400 1280
3c. Business Graphics - 227/377 1280
4a. High-End Graphics - 200/400 2160
4b. High-End Graphics - 227/377 2170

HDD performance on the Gigabyte K8NNXP is extremely high, and much higher than that of the K8T800 motherboards. I'm at a loss to explain why, but we did run Winbench 99 a few times and always got the same results. We were also surprised to see that the Graphics portion of Winbench 99 doesn't get any tangible performance gain due to overclocking.

Sisoft Sandra 2004 Source: Sandra

Sandra is designed to test the theoretical power of a complete system and individual components. The numbers taken though are again, purely theoretical and may not represent real world performance. Higher numbers represent better performance.

SiSoft Sandra 2004 Benchmark Results
Processors Score

Multimedia Benchmark

1a. Integer SSE2 - Gigabyte K8NNXP (200/400) 15068 it/s
1b. Integer SSE2 - Gigabyte K8NNXP (227/377) 16853 it/s
2a. Floating-Point SSE2 - Gigabyte K8NNXP (200/400) 19880 it/s
2b.

Floating-Point SSE2 - Gigabyte K8NNXP (227/377)

22064 it/s

CPU Benchmark

3a. Dhrystone SSE2 - Gigabyte K8NNXP (200/400) 8408 MIPS
3b. Dhrystone SSE2 - Gigabyte K8NNXP (227/377) 9387 MIPS
4a. Whetstone SSE2 - Gigabyte K8NNXP (200/400)

3189 FPU/4165 SSE2 MFLOPS

4b. Whetstone SSE2 - Gigabyte K8NNXP (227/377)

3554 FPU/4651 SSE2 MFLOPS

Memory Benchmark

5a. Integer SSE2 - Gigabyte K8NNXP (200/400) 3080 MB/s
5b. Integer SSE2 - Gigabyte K8NNXP (227/377) 3020 MB/s
6a. Float SSE2 - Gigabyte K8NNXP (200/400) 3039 MB/s
6b Float SSE2 - Gigabyte K8NNXP (227/377) 3016 MB/s

The processor scores what we'd expect from it at those given speeds. It's not surprising to see that the memory bandwidth when overclocked is less than at stock speeds.

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Contents of Article: Gigabyte GA-K8NNXP
 Pg 1.  Gigabyte K8NNXP nForce3 150 Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Onboard Features and expansion
 Pg 3.  DPS-K8 power and other unique items
 Pg 4.  nForce3 150 Chipset
 Pg 5.  nVSystem Utility, the new era of overclocking?
 Pg 6.  Overclocking and BIOS
 Pg 7.  System Spec's and Benchmarks
 Pg 8.  — Benchmarks: Winbench 99, SiSoft Sandra 2004
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: PCMark 2002, 3DMark2001SE
 Pg 10.  Benchmarks: AquaMark3, Quake III Arena
 Pg 11.  Benchmarks: UT2003, Conclusion

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