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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.
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External Mfg. Website: MSI May 18 2004   Colin Sun  
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Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra 2004, Super Pi, PCMark2002

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.

Sisoft Sandra 2004 Benchmark Results
Multimedia Benchmark CPU Benchmark Memory Benchmark
Processors Integer SSE2: Floating-Point SSE2: Dhrystone SSE2: Whetstone SSE2: Integer SSE2: Float SSE2:
Asus K8V Deluxe 14806 19548 8287 3131 FPU / 4089 SSE2 3058 3059
Gigabyte K8NNXP 15059 19883 8429 3187 FPU / 4163 SSE2 3103 3106
Gigabyte K8NSNXP 14975 19773 8382 3167 FPU / 4136 SSE2 3070 3071
MSI K8N Neo-FIS2R 14980 19780 8394 3171 FPU / 4141 SSE2 3115 3117
MSI K8N Neo-FIS2R (232/464) 15502 20455 8677 3281 FPU / 4286 SSE2 3571 3571

Units:

it/s it/s MIPS MFLOPS MB/s MB/s

Please keep in mind that the CPU is running at the same approximate speed on all motherboards. Overclocking the K8N Neo-FIS2R Platinum boosts bandwidth quite nicely.

Super Pi Source: SuperPI

SuperPI calculates the number PI to 1 Million digits in this raw number crunching benchmark. The benchmark is fairly diverse and allows the user to change the number of digits of PI that can be calculated from 16 Thousand to 32 Million. The benchmark, which uses 19 iterations in the test, is set 1 Million digits.

Lower numbers denote faster calculation times (seconds), and hence, better performance.

Super Pi (1 million digits) Benchmark Results (Lower is better)
Motherboard Seconds Ranking
Asus K8V Deluxe 46

Gigabyte K8NNXP

44
Gigabyte K8NSNXP 44

MSI K8N Neo-FIS2R

43

MSI K8N Neo-FIS2R (232/464)

41

Again remember that the Athlon64 3200+ is running at the same speed on all the motherboards. SuperPi loves a lot of bandwidth, and here we see that the K8N Neo-FIS2R Platinum has the best time.

PCMark 2002 Source: FutureMark

PCMark 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.

PCMark 2002 Benchmark Results
Processor PCMarks Ranking
Asus K8V Deluxe 6516

Gigabyte K8NNXP

6596
Gigabyte K8NSNXP 6536

MSI K8N Neo-FIS2R

6566

MSI K8N Neo-FIS2R (232/464)

6798

Memory

PCMarks

Ranking

Asus K8V Deluxe 8736

Gigabyte K8NNXP

8896
Gigabyte K8NSNXP 8912

MSI K8N Neo-FIS2R

8969

MSI K8N Neo-FIS2R (232/464)

9413

It should be no surprise that all the motherboards score about the same in the Processor portion of PCMark2002. Overclocking really boosts the memory score for the K8N Neo-FIS2R Platinum though.

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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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