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Asus A8N-SLI Premium Athlon64 Motherboard Review

Asus A8N-SLI Premium Athlon64 Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: In terms of expansion, the motherboard offers up one PCI Express x1 slot, one PCI Express x4 slot and three traditional 32 bit PCI slots to the two PCI Express x16 sockets.
 94% Rating:   
Filed under: Motherboards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: ASUS Aug 09 2005   Colin Sun  
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Benchmarks: X2: The Threat, UT2003

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) and 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
640x480 FPS Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 189.189
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 192.078
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 198.56
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 208.974
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400 X800 XT) 163.609
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 171.042
Foxconn WinFast NF4K8AC-8EKRS (NF4 200/400) 177.26
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 172.74
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 211.237
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 194.682
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 185.347
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 183.146
Foxconn WinFast NF4SK8AA-8KRS (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 192.712
Foxconn WinFast NF4SK8AA-8KRS (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 170.425
Asus A8N-SLI Premium (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 192.519
Asus A8N-SLI Premium (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT) 186.717

Performance in X2: The Threat from the Asus A8N-SLI Premium is similar to that of other NF4 motherboards we used for comparison. The MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum-SLI comes out with the lead in both single PCI-E and SLI tests insofar as the nForce 4-SLI motherboards are concerned. The Albatron K8X890 Pro II certainly holds its own in this game.

Unreal Tournament 2003

Source: Epic

Unreal Tournament 2003 is the sequel to 1999's multiple 'Game of the Year' award winner. It uses the very latest Unreal Engine technology - where graphics, sound and game play are taken beyond the bleeding edge. Unreal Tournament 2003 employs the use of Vertex as well as Pixel Shaders and it's recommended that you use a DirectX 8 videocard to get the most out of the game.

UT2003 - Flyby:
640x480 FPS Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 342.59
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 353.64
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 346.19
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 352.72
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400 X800 XT) 325.29
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 349.16
Foxconn WinFast NF4K8AC-8EKRS (NF4 200/400) 338.6
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 346.29
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 364.11
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 301.41
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 361.62
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 297.14
Foxconn WinFast NF4SK8AA-8KRS (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 344.28
Foxconn WinFast NF4SK8AA-8KRS (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 292.81
Asus A8N-SLI Premium (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 359.64
Asus A8N-SLI Premium (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT) 306.86
UT2003 - Botmatch:
640x480 FPS Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 107.93
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 111.36
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 109.58
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 111.01
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400 X800 XT) 100.83
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 108.81
Foxconn WinFast NF4K8AC-8EKRS (NF4 200/400) 105.56
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 109.04
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 115.15
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 107.01
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 114.12
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 106.82
Foxconn WinFast NF4SK8AA-8KRS (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 108.41
Foxconn WinFast NF4SK8AA-8KRS (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 103.15
Asus A8N-SLI Premium (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 112.9
Asus A8N-SLI Premium (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT) 107.54

The Asus A8N-SLI Premium is a very fast motherboard, and here we see some excellent results with UT2003.

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Contents of Article: ASUS A8N-SLI Premium
 Pg 1.  Asus A8N-SLI Premium Athlon64 Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Heatpipes, Switchless SLI and Overclocking
 Pg 3.  The Asus A8N-SLI BIOS
 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
 Pg 11.  Asus A8N-SLI and the Heatpipe

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