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Gigabyte GA-8I945P Pro Intel 945P Motherboard Review

Gigabyte GA-8I945P Pro Intel 945P Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Two PCI Express x1 slots and three conventional PCI slots take care of further peripheral expansion needs, and the GA-8I945P Pro can support up to six IDE and four SATA II devices.
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External Mfg. Website: Gigabyte Aug 08 2005   Mike Dowler  
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Benchmarks: PCMark04, 3DMark2001

PCMark04 Source: FutureMark

The latest version of the popular PCMark series, PCMark04 is an application-based benchmark and a premium tool for measuring overall PC performance. It uses portions of real applications instead of including whole applications or using specifically created code. This allows PCMark04 to maintain a smaller installation size while still giving accurate results.

PCMark04:
Overall Points Ranking
Albatron PX925XE Pro-R (925XE 200/533) 5085
Gigabyte GA-8ANXP-D (i925X 200/533) 5422
MSI 915P Neo2 Platinum (i915P 200/533) 5204
DFI LANParty 875P-T (i875P 200/400) 5112
ASRock 775V88 (PT880 200/400) 5114
VIA PT894 Ref Motherboard (PT894 200/533) 5139
AOpen i915Pa-PLF (915P 200/400) 5173
Gigabyte GA-8N-SLI Royal (NF4-SLI 200/400) 5207
ECS RS400-A (RS400 200/400) 4885
Gigabyte GA-8I945P Pro (945P 200/400) 6472
CPU Points Ranking
Albatron PX925XE Pro-R (925XE 200/533) 4956
Gigabyte GA-8ANXP-D (i925X 200/533) 5284
MSI 915P Neo2 Platinum (i915P 200/533) 5034
DFI LANParty 875P-T (i875P 200/400) 4978
ASRock 775V88 (PT880 200/400) 4929
VIA PT894 Ref Motherboard (PT894 200/533) 4759
AOpen i915Pa-PLF (915P 200/400) 4955
Gigabyte GA-8N-SLI Royal (NF4-SLI 200/400) 5011
ECS RS400-A (RS400 200/400) 4861
Gigabyte GA-8I945P Pro (945P 200/400) 6412
Memory Points Ranking
Albatron PX925XE Pro-R (925XE 200/533) 5329
Gigabyte GA-8ANXP-D (i925X 200/533) 5712
MSI 915P Neo2 Platinum (i915P 200/533) 5370
DFI LANParty 875P-T (i875P 200/400) 5076
ASRock 775V88 (PT880 200/400) 5023
VIA PT894 Ref Motherboard (PT894 200/533) 4679
AOpen i915Pa-PLF (915P 200/400) 5197
Gigabyte GA-8N-SLI Royal (NF4-SLI 200/400) 5431
ECS RS400-A (RS400 200/400) 4329
Gigabyte GA-8I945P Pro (945P 200/400) 4827

The PCMark04 numbers back up the results we saw from Sisoft Sandra earlier. The Gigabyte GA-8I945P Pro is one powerful motherboard with a Pentium D 840 CPU installed, but its memory bandwidth is not the greatest.

3DMark2001 Source: FutureMark

By combining DirectX8 support with completely new graphics, 3DMark 2001 SE continues to provide a good overall system benchmark. 3DMark2001 SE was created in co-operation with the major 3D accelerator and processor manufacturers to provide a reliable set of diagnostic tools. The suite demonstrates 3D gaming performance by using real-world gaming technology to test a system's true abilities. Tests include: DirectX8 Vertex Shaders, Pixel Shaders and Point Sprites, DOT3 and Environment Mapped Bump Mapping, support for Full Scene Anti-aliasing and Texture Compression and two game tests using Ipion real-time physics. Higher 3DMark scores denote better performance.

3DMark2001SE:
Motherboards: Points Ranking
Albatron PX925XE Pro-R (925XE 200/533) 22419
Gigabyte GA-8ANXP-D (i925X 200/533) 23249
MSI 915P Neo2 Platinum (i915P 200/533) 21984
DFI LANParty 875P-T (i875P 200/400) 22441
ASRock 775V88 (PT880 200/400) 21810
VIA PT894 Ref Motherboard (PT894 200/533) 21530
AOpen i915Pa-PLF (915P 200/400) 22554
Gigabyte GA-8N-SLI Royal (NF4-SLI 200/533) 23047
ECS RS400-A (RS400 200/400) 20408
Gigabyte GA-8I945P Pro (945P 200/400) 20241

The Gigabyte GA-8I945P Pro did not excel at this benchmark, though it still posted a decent score. Let's see if this trend carries through to the rest of the 3D benchmarks.

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Contents of Article: Gigabyte GA-8I945P Pro
 Pg 1.  Gigabyte GA-8I945P Pro Intel 945P Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Intel 945P/G desktop chipset
 Pg 3.  Overclocking the Gigabyte GA-8I945P Pro
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: SYSmark 2004
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: Winstone 2004, Winbench 99
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra, Super Pi
 Pg 7.  — Benchmarks: PCMark04, 3DMark2001
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: 3DMark05, Comanche 4
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: X2: The Threat, UT2003
 Pg 10.  Benchmarks: UT2004, Doom 3 & Conclusions

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