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MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum Motherboard Review

MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Built upon the nVidia nForce3 Ultra chipset, the MSI K8N Neo2 supports the socket 939 AMD Athlon64 or AthlonFX processor, and will support up to 4GB of PC3200 DDR memory.
 82% Rating:   
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External Mfg. Website: MSI Oct 01 2004   Colin Sun  
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Benchmarks: Comanche 4, X2: The Threat

Comanche 4 Source: Novalogic

The Comanche 4 benchmark demo is a unique benchmark as it represents a real-world gaming experience. It contains the single player "Eagle's Talon" mission from the game as well as a detailed cinematic. This DirectX 8.1 benchmark demo will measure your system's performance in the standard frames per second format. The benchmark was run with audio disabled.

Comanche 4 - Benchmark Results
Processors FPS Ranking

Asus A8V (K8T800 Pro, 200/400)

72.81
MSI K8T Neo2-FIR (K8T800 Pro, 200/400) 72.06

Gigabyte K8NSNXP-939 (NF3 Ultra, 200/400)

72.12
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (NF3 Ultra, 200/400) 73.88

MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (NF3 Ultra, 236/392)

70.89

Comanche 4 is very system dependant, and it's obvious that all motherboards including the MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum have a lot of power.

X2: The Threat Source: Egosoft

A completely rewritten 3D engine based on DirectX8 encompasses many visual effects such as volumetric Nebulae (gas clouds) that have a real impact in the game (you can hide in them), many new engine, shield, weapon and explosion effects. Objects cast real dynamic 3D shadows! Dynamic DP3 bump mapping allows a previously unseen level of detail.

X2: The Threat - Benchmark Results 640x480-32bit
Motherboard FPS Ranking

Asus A8V (K8T800 Pro, 200/400)

138.272
MSI K8T Neo2-FIR (K8T800 Pro, 200/400) 141.008

Gigabyte K8NSNXP-939 (NF3 Ultra, 200/400)

121.997
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (NF3 Ultra, 200/400) 132.423

MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (NF3 Ultra, 236/392)

129.26

X2: The Threat certainly likes the AMD Athlon64 system, but it is just a tad faster on VIA based motherboards.

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Contents of Article: MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum
 Pg 1.  MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Nvidia does RAID
 Pg 3.  nForce3 Ultra
 Pg 4.  The nVIDIA Firewall
 Pg 5.  Overclocking and the nVIDIA BIOS
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: SYSmark2004
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: Winstone 2002, Winbench 99
 Pg 8.  SiSoft Sandra 2004, Super Pi
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: PCMark2002, PCMark04
 Pg 10.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, AquaMark3
 Pg 11.  — Benchmarks: Comanche 4, X2: The Threat
 Pg 12.  Benchmarks: UT2003, UT2004
 Pg 13.  Benchmarks: Doom 3 and Conclusion

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