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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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External Mfg. Website: ABIT Aug 16 2005   Colin Sun  
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ABIT AN8-SLI BIOS and Test Specs

Here in the DRAM configuration settings for the ABIT AN8-SLI, we find all the usual memory timings we would expect as well as a few extra. Timings like Row Cycle Time and Read to Write Delay are just as important as CAS Latency time. Tweakers will definitely be very happy here.

Do not let the different colours of the next screen startle you, we're still in the same AN8-SLI BIOS.

With ABITs 'OC Guru' users can adjust the motherboard clock speed from 200-410 MHz in 1 Mhz increments, and Athlon64 users have access to lower multipliers as well. CPU voltage goes as high as 1.95V (CPU core voltage and CPU Ref Voltage combined), DDR memory voltage goes as high as 3.5V (DDR SDRAM voltage plus DDR Ref. Voltage), VTT as high as 1.75V, NF4 voltage as high as 1.8V and HyperTransport Voltage as high as 1.35V. Definitely some hardcore voltage settings here folks, just make sure you know what you are doing otherwise you could burn out a few components. Seriously.

PCStats Test System Specs:
Processor:

AMD Athlon64 4000+

Clock Speed:

12 x 200 MHz = 2.4 GHz

Motherboards:

ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (ALi M1689)*
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro)*
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra)*
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890)**
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480)**
Foxconn WinFast NF4K8AC-8EKRS (NF4)**
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra)**
ECS KN1 Extreme (NF4 Ultra)**
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum (NF4 Ultra)**
Asus A8N-SLI Premium (NF4 SLI)**
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI)**
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI)**
Foxconn WinFast NF4SK8AA-8KRS (NF4 SLI)**
ABIT AN8-SLI (NF4 SLI)**

Videocard:

Asus X800XT/VTD*
MSI RX800XT-VTD256E**

Memory:

2x 512MB Mushkin PC3200 Special Ed.

Hard Drive: 40GB Western Digital Special Ed
74GB Western Digital Raptor SATA
CDROM: AOpen Combo 52x
Heatsink: AMD Athlon64 4000+ Reference Heatsink
PowerSupply: PC Power & Cooling TurboCool 510 SLI
Software Setup

WindowsXP
VIA 4in1 4.55V
Forceware 6.53
Catalyst 5.4

Workstation Benchmarks

SYSMark 2004
Business Winstone 2004
Content Creation 2004
Super Pi
SiSoft Sandra 2004
PCMark04
3DMark2001SE
3DMark05
AquaMark3
Comanche 4
X2: The Threat
UT2003
UT2004
Doom 3

PCstats has upgraded its test platform with a couple of 74GB Western Digital WD740 Raptor hard drives, replacing the trusty 40GB WD IDE HDDs as test drives. Please keep that in mind when viewing the office and disk benchmarks.

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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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