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ABIT AN8-SLI nForce4-SLI Motherboard Review

ABIT AN8-SLI nForce4-SLI Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Hardware goodies include IEEE 1394 firewire, a Gigabit NIC, a stand-alone 7.1 channel AC'97 audio card, a Port 80 diagnostics card.
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Filed under: Motherboards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: ABIT Aug 16 2005   Colin Sun  
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Benchmarks: UT2004, Doom 3

Unreal Tournament 2004

Source: Epic

Unreal Tournament 2004 is the sequel to the highly popular UT2003 and uses the very latest Unreal Engine technology. Unreal Tournament 2004 employs the use of Vertex and Pixel Shaders and it's recommended that you use a DirectX 9 videocard if you plan to play competitively.

UT2004
dm-rankin FPS Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 109.64
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 113.86
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 121.22
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 126.86
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400 X800 XT) 103.57
Foxconn WinFast NF4K8AC-8EKRS (NF4 200/400) 111.64
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 114.65
ECS KN1 Extreme (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 118.41
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 115.55
Asus A8N-SLI Premium (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 130.47
Asus A8N-SLI Premium (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT) 123.37
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 124.07
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 115.36
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 122.5
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 118.15
Foxconn WinFast NF4SK8AA-8KRS (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 124.55
Foxconn WinFast NF4SK8AA-8KRS (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 108.84
ABIT AN8-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 128.63
ABIT AN8-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 125.69
as-convoy FPS Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 70.34
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 73.1
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 73.45
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 85.57
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400 X800 XT) 66.53
Foxconn WinFast NF4K8AC-8EKRS (NF4 200/400) 72.24
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 73.97
ECS KN1 Extreme (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 76.21
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 74.68
Asus A8N-SLI Premium (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 87.65
Asus A8N-SLI Premium (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT) 84.77
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 79.43
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 74.76
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 78.59
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 77.24
Foxconn WinFast NF4SK8AA-8KRS (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 83.84
Foxconn WinFast NF4SK8AA-8KRS (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 71.31
ABIT AN8-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 86.91
ABIT AN8-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 76.31
ctf-bridgeoffate FPS Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 150.44
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 156.65
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 158.15
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 176.08
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400 X800 XT) 143.4
Foxconn WinFast NF4K8AC-8EKRS (NF4 200/400) 154.99
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 161.03
ECS KN1 Extreme (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 162.78
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 158.58
Asus A8N-SLI Premium (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 181.08
Asus A8N-SLI Premium (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT) 169.41
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 172.21
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 158.42
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 169.47
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 161.3
Foxconn WinFast NF4SK8AA-8KRS (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 171.79
Foxconn WinFast NF4SK8AA-8KRS (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 147.79
ABIT AN8-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 179.32
ABIT AN8-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 175.43

UT2004 is a bit more stressful on motherboards, and here the ABIT AN8-SLI is as fast as the DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR and Asus A8N-SLI Premium. Both solutions are pretty quick in their own right too.

Doom 3

Source: id Software

Doom 3 is the most advanced game to date. it takes advantage of the latest videocard technology and pushes the processing power of the CPU to its absolute limit. At its highest setting, Ultra quality, texture sizes pass the 500MB mark which means even tomorrow's videocards will have a hard time running everything. The frame rates in the game itself are locked at 60 fps so anything above that point is wasted. Each test is run three times with the third run being recorded.

Doom3
LQ 640x480: FPS Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 102.7
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 108.2
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 107.4
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 115
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400 X800 XT) 108.4
Foxconn WinFast NF4K8AC-8EKRS (NF4 200/400) 122.2
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 120.3
ECS KN1 Extreme (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 112.5
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 108.5
Asus A8N-SLI Premium (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 118.2
Asus A8N-SLI Premium (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT) 124
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 117.5
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 111.4
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 115.7
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 108.8
Foxconn WinFast NF4SK8AA-8KRS (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 112.3
Foxconn WinFast NF4SK8AA-8KRS (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 114.5
ABIT AN8-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 117.4
ABIT AN8-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 113.6

In the final test, Doom 3 numbers are very good and you will no doubt be pleased with the ABIT AN8-SLI if you go that route.

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Contents of Article: ABIT AN8-SLI
 Pg 1.  ABIT AN8-SLI nForce4-SLI Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Closer look at the AN8-SLI
 Pg 3.  7-Channel Audio and Overclocking!
 Pg 4.  ABIT AN8-SLI BIOS and Test Specs
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: SYSmark 2004
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: Winstone 2004, Winbench 99
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra, Super Pi
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: PCMark04, 3DMark2001
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: 3DMark05, Comanche 4
 Pg 10.  Benchmarks: X2: The Threat, UT2003
 Pg 11.  — Benchmarks: UT2004, Doom 3
 Pg 12.  ABIT's Furthering Overclocking

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