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Gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal Intel 955X Motherboard Review

Gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal Intel 955X Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The Gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal motherboard is a dual core Pentium 4 processor compatible platform, built around Intel's very own 955X chipset.
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Filed under: Motherboards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Gigabyte Aug 09 2005   Mike Dowler  
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Benchmarks: Winstone 2004, Winbench 99

Winstone 2004 Source: Zdnet

Content Creation Winstone 2004 is a system-level, application-based benchmark that measures a PC's overall performance when running top, Windows-based, 32-bit, content creation applications in Windows XP. Business Winstone 2004 runs real applications through a series of scripted activities and uses the time a PC takes to complete these activities to produce its performance scores.

Winstone 2004
Business Winstone 2004: Points Ranking
Albatron PX925XE Pro-R (925XE 200/533) 24.3
Gigabyte GA-8ANXP-D (i925X 200/533) 23.3
MSI 915P Neo2 Platinum (i915P 200/533) 24.4
DFI LANParty 875P-T (i875P 200/400) 23.3
ASRock 775V88 (PT880 200/400) 23.9
VIA PT894 Ref Motherboard (PT894 200/533) 23.7
AOpen i915Pa-PLF (915P 200/400) 24.4
Gigabyte GA-8N-SLI Royal (NF4-SLI 200/400) 25
ECS RS400-A (RS400 200/400) 25
Gigabyte GA-8I945P Pro (945P 200/400) 24.2
Gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal (955X 200/400) 24.8
Content Creation 2004: Points Ranking
Albatron PX925XE Pro-R (925XE 200/533) 30.8
Gigabyte GA-8ANXP-D (i925X 200/533) 23.3
MSI 915P Neo2 Platinum (i915P 200/533) 30.7
DFI LANParty 875P-T (i875P 200/400) 23.3
ASRock 775V88 (PT880 200/400) 30.2
VIA PT894 Ref Motherboard (PT894 200/533) 30.4
AOpen i915Pa-PLF (915P 200/400) 30.2
Gigabyte GA-8N-SLI Royal (NF4-SLI 200/400) 31.4
ECS RS400-A (RS400 200/400) 30.3
Gigabyte GA-8I945P Pro (945P 200/400) 32.2
Gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal (955X 200/400) 32.6

The Gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal turned in average marks in the business portion of the test, but led the pack again in content creation. Looks like dual-core processor capable motherboards are the way to go if you've got some media to create...

Winbench 99 Source: Zdnet

WinBench 99 is a subsystem-level benchmark that measures the performance of a PC's graphical, disk, and video subsystems in a Windows environment. WinBench 99's tests can run on Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows XP systems.

WinBench 99
Business Disk WinMark: Points Ranking
Albatron PX925XE Pro-R (925XE 200/533) 9740
Gigabyte GA-8ANXP-D (i925X 200/533) 9650
MSI 915P Neo2 Platinum (i915P 200/533) 9140
DFI LANParty 875P-T (i875P 200/400) 9750
ASRock 775V88 (PT880 200/400) 9130
VIA PT894 Ref Motherboard (PT894 200/533) 7760
AOpen i915Pa-PLF (915P 200/400) 9290
Gigabyte GA-8N-SLI Royal (NF4-SLI 200/400) 22800
ECS RS400-A (RS400 200/400) 14200
Gigabyte GA-8I945P Pro (945P 200/400) 14000
Gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal (955X 200/400) 18900
High-End Disk WinMark: Points Ranking
Albatron PX925XE Pro-R (925XE 200/533) 36500
Gigabyte GA-8ANXP-D (i925X 200/533) 35700
MSI 915P Neo2 Platinum (i915P 200/533) 36600
DFI LANParty 875P-T (i875P 200/400) 36000
ASRock 775V88 (PT880 200/400) 35700
VIA PT894 Ref Motherboard (PT894 200/533) 23400
AOpen i915Pa-PLF (915P 200/400) 34400
Gigabyte GA-8N-SLI Royal (NF4-SLI 200/400) 59900
ECS RS400-A (RS400 200/400) 60300
Gigabyte GA-8I945P Pro (945P 200/400) 37300
Gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal (955X 200/400) 46700
Business Graphics WinMark: Points Ranking
Albatron PX925XE Pro-R (925XE 200/533) 859
Gigabyte GA-8ANXP-D (i925X 200/533) 762
MSI 915P Neo2 Platinum (i915P 200/533) 751
DFI LANParty 875P-T (i875P 200/400) 814
ASRock 775V88 (PT880 200/400) 861
VIA PT894 Ref Motherboard (PT894 200/533) 849
AOpen i915Pa-PLF (915P 200/400) 737
Gigabyte GA-8N-SLI Royal (NF4-SLI 200/400) 863
ECS RS400-A (RS400 200/400) 851
Gigabyte GA-8I945P Pro (945P 200/400) 797
Gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal (955X 200/400) 798
High-End Graphics WinMark: Points Ranking
Albatron PX925XE Pro-R (925XE 200/533) 1580
Gigabyte GA-8ANXP-D (i925X 200/533) 1400
MSI 915P Neo2 Platinum (i915P 200/533) 1350
DFI LANParty 875P-T (i875P 200/400) 1390
ASRock 775V88 (PT880 200/400) 1560
VIA PT894 Ref Motherboard (PT894 200/533) 1590
AOpen i915Pa-PLF (915P 200/400) 1330
Gigabyte GA-8N-SLI Royal (NF4-SLI 200/400) 1580
ECS RS400-A (RS400 200/400) 1550
Gigabyte GA-8I945P Pro (945P 200/400) 1450
Gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal (955X 200/400) 1460

Good numbers all around for the Gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal, though this test obviously does not benefit from the Pentium D's dual-core nature.

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Contents of Article: Gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal
 Pg 1.  Gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal Intel 955X Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Plenty of onboard features and extras
 Pg 3.  The Intel 955X Express chipset
 Pg 4.  Overclocking and GA-8I955X Dual Core BIOS Issues
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: SYSmark 2004
 Pg 6.  — Benchmarks: Winstone 2004, Winbench 99
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra, Super Pi
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: PCMark04, PCMark05
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, 3DMark05
 Pg 10.  Benchmarks: Comanche 4, X2: The Threat
 Pg 11.  Benchmarks: UT2003, UT2004
 Pg 12.  Benchmarks: Doom 3 and Conclusions

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