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MSI K8N Neo-FIS2R Platinum NF3-250Gb Motherboard Review

MSI K8N Neo-FIS2R Platinum NF3-250Gb Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: When AMD integrated a memory controller into the Athlon64 processor, they took away one of the key performance features that differentiates one chipset from another.
 91% Rating:   
Filed under: Motherboards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: MSI May 18 2004   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Motherboards > MSI K8N Neo-FIS2R

System Spec's and Benchmarks

PCStats Test System Specs:
Processor:

AMD Athlon64 3200+

Clock Speed: 10 x 200 MHz = 2 GHz
9 x 232 MHz = 2.08 GHz
Motherboards:

Asus K8V DLX VIA K8T800
Gigabyte K8NNXP nVIDIA NF3-150
Gigabyte K8NSNXP nVIDIA NF3-250Gb
MSI K8N Neo-FIS2R nVIDIA NF3-250Gb

Videocard:

Asus Radeon 9800XT

Memory:

2x 256MB Corsair TwinX3200LL

Hard Drive: 40GB Western Digital Special Ed.
CDROM: NEC 52x CD-ROM
PowerSupply: Vantec 470W Stealth PSU
Software Setup

WindowsXP Build 2600
VIA 4in1 4.49
Forceware 3.13
Beta nForce3 Drivers
Catalyst 4.4

Workstation Benchmarks

SYSMark 2004
Business Winstone 2002
Content Creation 2002
Winbench 99
SiSoft Sandra 2004
Super Pi
PCMark2002
3DMark2001SE
AquaMark3
Comanche 4
X2: The Threat
UT2003

SYSmark 2004 Source: Bapco

SYSmark 2004 is BAPCo's latest revision of the mainstream office productivity and Internet content creation benchmark used to characterize the performance of the business client. It is based on a foundation of extensive research into emerging usage models and computing trends and incorporates the latest benchmarking methodologies to evaluate platform technologies. SYSmark 2004 contains scientifically designed workloads that represent the range of activities that an office productivity or Internet content creation work may encounter. In addition with extensive validation across multiple platforms, users can be sure of a consistent and reliable performance comparison.

SYSmark 2004 Benchmark Results
Internet Overall Points Ranking
Asus K8V Deluxe 186

Gigabyte K8NNXP

188
Gigabyte K8NSNXP 188
MSI K8N Neo-FIS2R 189

3D Creation

Points

Ranking

Asus K8V Deluxe 179

Gigabyte K8NNXP

179
Gigabyte K8NSNXP 188
MSI K8N Neo-FIS2R 189

2D Creation

Points

Ranking

Asus K8V Deluxe 219

Gigabyte K8NNXP

221
Gigabyte K8NSNXP 220

MSI K8N Neo-FIS2R

219

Web Publication

Points

Ranking

Asus K8V Deluxe 163

Gigabyte K8NNXP

168
Gigabyte K8NSNXP 165

MSI K8N Neo-FIS2R

169

SYSmark 2004 Benchmark Results
Office Overall Points Ranking
Asus K8V Deluxe 175

Gigabyte K8NNXP

173
Gigabyte K8NSNXP 176

MSI K8N Neo-FIS2R

177

Communication

Points

Ranking

Asus K8V Deluxe 193

Gigabyte K8NNXP

187
Gigabyte K8NSNXP 194

MSI K8N Neo-FIS2R

196

Document Creation

Points

Ranking

Asus K8V Deluxe 179

Gigabyte K8NNXP

182
Gigabyte K8NSNXP 182

MSI K8N Neo-FIS2R

182

Data Analysis

Points

Ranking

Asus K8V Deluxe 154

Gigabyte K8NNXP

152
Gigabyte K8NSNXP 185

MSI K8N Neo-FIS2R

156

In general the MSI K8N Neo is faster than the K8T800 and older NF3-150 based motherboards. It performs on par with the Gigabyte K8NSNXP.

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Contents of Article: MSI K8N Neo-FIS2R
 Pg 1.  MSI K8N Neo-FIS2R Platinum NF3-250Gb Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  The NF3-250Gb Chipset
 Pg 3.  MSI CoreCell Chip and Overclocking
 Pg 4.  BIOS continued
 Pg 5.  — System Spec's and Benchmarks
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: Winstone 2002, Winbench 99
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra 2004, Super Pi, PCMark2002
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, AquaMark3
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: Comanche 4, X2: The Threat
 Pg 10.  Benchmarks: UT2003 and Conclusions

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