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ASRock 939SLI32-eSATA2 ULi M1695 Motherboard Review

ASRock 939SLI32-eSATA2 ULi M1695 Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Many of ASRocks motherboards are compatible with upcoming CPU technologies through its yellow Future CPU slots. This kind of upgradability greatly increases the appeal of ASRock's value-oriented motherboards for the long-haul...
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External Mfg. Website: ASrock Apr 28 2006   Colin Sun  
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Benchmarks: Doom 3 and Conclusion

Doom 3

Source: id Software

Doom 3 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
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 125.7
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400) 110.4
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 124.7
MSI K8N Diamond Plus (NF4 SLI x16 200/400 7800GTX Single) 127.5
MSI K8N Diamond Plus (NF4 SLI x16 200/400 7800GTX SLI) 127.8
DFI LANPartyUT NF4 SLI-DR Expert (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX Single) 127
DFI LANPartyUT NF4 SLI-DR Expert (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX SLI) 125.1
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX Single) 126.9
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX SLI) 127.5
Epox 9NPA+ SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX Single) 124.3
Epox 9NPA+ SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX SLI) 122.2
ASRock 939SLI32-eSATA2 (ULi M1695 200/400 7800GTX Single) 125.2
ASRock 939SLI32-eSATA2 (ULi M1695 200/400 7800GTX SLI) 123.8

In the last benchmark of the suite, Doom 3, the ASRock 939SLI32-eSATA2 finishes things off quite nicely with framerates as high as the nForce4 SLI competition.

Final Impressions on this Asrock Motherboard...

ASRock has an appealing solution here because it offers users computer hardware that has the potential to outlive its original processor generation. The Future CPU slot makes it possible for the ASRock 939SLI32-eSATA2 motherboard to support socket AM2 via a daughter card, when AMD's DDR-2 Athlon64 processor is introduced later this year. The only question we're left wondering about is just how available will these Future CPU sockets be?

With a retail price of $111 CDN ($95 USD/£54 GBP), the ASRock 939SLI32-eSATA2 offers value seekers a lot of bang for the buck. The performance of the motherboard is quite good, it support SLI, dishes out eSATA options, and supports just about everything you need to make a well featured computer. It may not be the easiest motherboard to install, but it isn't so complicated either.

Despite costing less than half of some of the other motherboards we've tested recently, the ASRock motherboard had no problems keeping up with the likes of the MSI K8N Diamond Plus or DFI LANPartyUT NF4 SLI-DR Expert. Both of those boards are among the fastest Athlon64 motherboards on the market this year.

If you're in the market for a budget motherboard that has future upgradability in mind, the ASRock 939SLI32-eSATA2 offers a very unique SLI-compatible solution to this recurring dilemma.

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Contents of Article: ASrock 939SLI32-eSATA2
 Pg 1.  ASRock 939SLI32-eSATA2 ULi M1695 Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  SLI and Expansion Options
 Pg 3.  Extra Options like eSATA and RoHS
 Pg 4.  The ASRock BIOS
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: SYSMark2004
 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 Conclusion

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