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Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-SLI Motherboard Review

Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-SLI Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The GA-K8N Ultra-SLI includes an additional four channel Serial ATA/RAID controller, two Gigabit NICs, IEEE 1394b, 7.1-channel audio, SPDIF in/out...
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External Mfg. Website: Gigabyte Mar 08 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
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 5579
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 5563
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 5583
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 6209
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 5517
Soltek SL-K890Pro-939 (K8T890 200/400) 5526
Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 5575
Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 5568
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
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 4614
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 4925
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 5321
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 5158
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 5096
Soltek SL-K890Pro-939 (K8T890 200/400) 5113
Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 4748
Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 5043

The Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-SLI does well in 3DMark05 and the overall score is nice and high, practically tied with the other Gigabyte SLI that leads the pack. Both boards do rather poorly in the CPU portion of the benchmark 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
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 11352
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 11127
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 11641
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 11367
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 11264
Soltek SL-K890Pro-939 (K8T890 200/400) 11487
Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 11146
Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 10564
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
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 74136
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 72904
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 79748
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 78136
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 76179
Soltek SL-K890Pro-939 (K8T890 200/400) 78416
Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 73879
Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 72921

AquaMark3 is more dependant on memory bandwidth than 3DMark05 is and here the Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-SLI brings up the rear when compared to other SLI motherboards.

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Contents of Article: Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-SLI
 Pg 1.  Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-SLI Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Fully Featured Motherboard
 Pg 3.  SATA II and SLI
 Pg 4.  How does it overclock?
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: SYSmark 2004
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: Winstone 2004, Winbench 99
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra 2004, Super Pi
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: PCMark04, 3DMark2001
 Pg 9.  — Benchmarks: 3DMark05, AquaMark3
 Pg 10.  Benchmarks: Comanche 4, X2: The Threat, UT2003
 Pg 11.  Benchmarks: UT2004, Doom 3
 Pg 12.  Lots of good useful features!

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