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Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI nForce4-SLI Motherboard Review

Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI nForce4-SLI Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: If you consider yourself a performance enthusiast and are contemplating purchasing a new system or motherboard in the near future, do yourself a favor and get something that's SLI compatible.
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Filed under: Motherboards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Gigabyte Feb 25 2005   Colin Sun  
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Benchmarks: 3DMark05, AquaMark3

3DMark05 Source: FutureMark

3DMark05 is the latest version of the highly favoured 3DMark graphics benchmarking series. It is the first benchmark to require DirectX9.0 compliant hardware with support for Pixel Shader 2.0 or higher!

3DMark05
Overall: Points Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 4482
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 4959
MSI K8T Neo2-FIR (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 5015
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 4774
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 4678
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 5146
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800XT) 5583
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 6209
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800XT) 5579
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 5563
CPU: Points Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 4824
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 4920
MSI K8T Neo2-FIR (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 5546
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 4713
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 4654
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 5110
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800XT) 5321
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 5158
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800XT) 4614
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 4925

In 3DMark05, we see that the Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI does a lot better and is near the top of its class. SLI performance of the two GeForce 6600GT's is slower than the MSI motherboard though.

AquaMark3 Source: Massive Development

AquaMark3 is a powerful tool to determine reliable information about the gaming performance of computer systems. Because the benchmark extensively utilizes DirectX9, DirectX8 and DirectX7 functionality, it represents the requirements of typical gaming applications in 2003 and 2004.

AquaMark3
1024x768 Processor Points Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 10785
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 11669
MSI K8T Neo2-FIR (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 11413
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 10948
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 11261
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 11698
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800XT) 11641
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 11367
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800XT) 11352
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 11127
1024x768 Overall Points Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 65964
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 72641
MSI K8T Neo2-FIR (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 69761
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 67336
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 67482
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 71365
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800XT) 79748
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 78136
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800XT) 74136
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 72904

We see similar results here in AquaMark, the Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI does very well using either the lone X800XT or two 6600GT in SLI, but is considerably slower than the MSI Neo4 board.

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Contents of Article: Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI
 Pg 1.  Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI nForce4-SLI Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  SATA II and SLI
 Pg 3.  nForce4 Technology Loving
 Pg 4.  Disk Improvements
 Pg 5.  More Storage Features
 Pg 6.  Overclocking and BIOS
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: SYSmark 2004
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: Winstone 2004, Winbench 99
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra 2004, Super Pi
 Pg 10.  Benchmarks: PCMark04, 3DMark2001
 Pg 11.  — Benchmarks: 3DMark05, AquaMark3
 Pg 12.  Benchmarks: Comanche 4, X2: The Threat, UT2003
 Pg 13.  Benchmarks: UT2004, Doom 3
 Pg 14.  A great motherboard with a bright future!

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