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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:   
Filed under: Motherboards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: MSI Oct 01 2004   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Motherboards > MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum

Benchmarks: SYSmark2004

PCStats Test System Specs:
Processor:

AMD Athlon64 3800+

Clock Speed:

12 x 200 MHz = 2.4 GHz
10 x 236 MHz = 2.36 GHz

Motherboards:

Asus A8V (K8T800 Pro)
MSI K8T Neo2 FIR (K8T800 Pro)
Gigabyte K8NSNXP-939 (NF3-250Gb)
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (K8T800 Pro)

Videocard:

ATi Radeon 9800XT

Memory:

2x 512MB Corsair TwinX 3200 XL

Hard Drive: 40GB Western Digital Special Ed
CDROM: NEC 52x CD-ROM
PowerSupply: Vantec 400B iON
Software Setup

WindowsXP Build 2600
VIA 4in1 4.51
Forceware 4.34
Catalyst 4.6

Workstation Benchmarks

SYSMark 2004
Business Winstone 2002
Content Creation 2002
Super Pi
SiSoft Sandra 2004
PCMark2002
PCMark04
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 A8V (K8T800 Pro, 200/400)

222
MSI K8T Neo2-FIR (K8T800 Pro, 200/400) 224

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

228
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (NF3 Ultra, 200/400) 220

3D Creation

Points

Ranking

Asus A8V (K8T800 Pro, 200/400)

209

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

211

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

212
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (NF3 Ultra, 200/400) 204

2D Creation

Points

Ranking

Asus A8V (K8T800 Pro, 200/400)

273

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

271

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

274
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (NF3 Ultra, 200/400) 271

Web Publication

Points

Ranking

Asus A8V (K8T800 Pro, 200/400)

193

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

193

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

196
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (NF3 Ultra, 200/400) 192

SYSmark 2004 - Benchmark Results
Office Overall Points Ranking

Asus A8V (K8T800 Pro, 200/400)

200

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

202

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

204
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (NF3 Ultra, 200/400) 197

Communication

Points

Ranking

Asus A8V (K8T800 Pro, 200/400)

209

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

210

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

212
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (NF3 Ultra, 200/400) 199

Document Creation

Points

Ranking

Asus A8V (K8T800 Pro, 200/400)

215

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

217

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

215
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (NF3 Ultra, 200/400) 207

Data Analysis

Points

Ranking

Asus A8V (K8T800 Pro, 200/400)

179

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

175

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

185
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (NF3 Ultra, 200/400) 186

All the motherboards perform about the same here, although the MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum is a bit slower in some tests. I doubt you'll notice any performance difference between the motherboards when in actual use.

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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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