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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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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
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 4804
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 5042
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 4927
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 4874
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400) 4045
Foxconn WinFast NF4K8AC-8EKRS (NF4 200/400) 4942
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 4949
ECS KN1 Extreme (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 4988
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 4887
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 5034
Asus A8N-SLI Premium (NF4 SLI 200/400) 4951
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4-SLI 200/400) 4985
Foxconn WinFast NF4SK8AA-8KRS (NF4 SLI 200/400) 4925
ABIT AN8-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 4946
CPU Points Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 4552
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 4620
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 4563
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 4545
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400) 4350
Foxconn WinFast NF4K8AC-8EKRS (NF4 200/400) 4564
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 4577
ECS KN1 Extreme (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 4583
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 4565
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 4609
Asus A8N-SLI Premium (NF4 SLI 200/400) 4588
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4-SLI 200/400) 4578
Foxconn WinFast NF4SK8AA-8KRS (NF4 SLI 200/400) 4572
ABIT AN8-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 4597
Memory Points Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 4968
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 5737
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 4994
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 5616
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400) 4908
Foxconn WinFast NF4K8AC-8EKRS (NF4 200/400) 5620
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 5614
ECS KN1 Extreme (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 5559
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 5961
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 5790
Asus A8N-SLI Premium (NF4 SLI 200/400) 5733
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4-SLI 200/400) 5676
Foxconn WinFast NF4SK8AA-8KRS (NF4 SLI 200/400) 5650
ABIT AN8-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 5675

Considering the processor, memory and videocard are virtually the same and running the same speed on all platforms, it should be no surprise that all motherboards get about the same results.

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
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 27601
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 29144
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 28127
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 28268
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400 X800 XT) 26080
Foxconn WinFast NF4K8AC-8EKRS (NF4 200/400) 26092
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 27772
ECS KN1 Extreme (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 27981
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 27685
Asus A8N-SLI Premium (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 27525
Asus A8N-SLI Premium (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT) 24110
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 28976
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 23676
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 28265
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 22491
Foxconn WinFast NF4SK8AA-8KRS (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 27494
Foxconn WinFast NF4SK8AA-8KRS (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 23781
ABIT AN8-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 27990
ABIT AN8-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 22974

Overall 3DMark numbers are very nice, and it's good to see that SLI performance is up to snuff with the other NF4 SLI motherboards we have tested in the past.

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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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