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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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The ASRock BIOS


In the Advanced Section of the BIOS we find the CPU options and memory timing adjustments. The motherboard clock speed goes as high as 400 MHz, CPU voltage can be increased to 1.55V. There are a whole list of memory timing adjustments to adjust - CAS Latency, RAS to CAS, Command Rate, etc.

In the chipset settings section we can adjust the HyperTransport frequency between the CPU and Northbridge, and between the Northbridge and Southbridge. Voltages adjustments are simply listed as "Ultra High" and "High", not very descriptive.

Overclocking Capabilities Limited

Overclocking Results:
Stock Max. OC
Motherboard Speed: 200 MHz

245 MHz

If you're new to Overclocking and not sure what to do, check out these two excellent Guides for some pointers:
Overclocking the CPU and Memory
Overclocking the Videocard

ASRock motherboards are not designed for value-oriented consumers, but this board does incorporate some overclocking capabilities. First though, the CPU clock multiplier was set to 6x and memory frequency to 133 MHz mode. This way neither the processor or memory would hold the motherboard back in terms of overclocking.

Starting at 200 MHz, the motherboard clock speed was increased in 5 MHz intervals. At 245 MHz the motherboard started to act up and anything higher caused it to fail booting into Windows.

Prelude to Benchmarks

The details of how the ASRock 939SLI32-eSATA2 motherboard test system was configured for benchmarking, including the specific hardware, software drivers, operating system and benchmark versions are indicated below. In the second column are the general specs for the reference platforms this motherboard is to be compared against. Please take a moment to look over PCSTATS test system configurations before moving on to the individual benchmark results.

PCSTATS Test System Configurations
Test System Reference System
Processor:

AMD Athlon64 4000+

Clock Speed:

12 x 200 MHz = 2.4 GHz

Motherboard: ASRock 939SLI32-eSATA2

Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890)
MSI
RS480M2-IL (RS480)
ASRock
939Dual-SATA2 (ULi M1695)
Chaintech
Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra)
MSI K8N Diamond Plus (NF4 SLI x16)
DFI
LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI)
Epox
9NPA+ SLI (NF4 SLI)
ECS
KN1 Extreme SLI (NF4 SLI)
DFI
LANPartyUT NF4 SLI-DR Expert (NF4 SLI)

Videocard: MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256E
Memory:

2x 512MB OCZ Gold GX PC3500 DDR

Hard Drive: 74GB Western Digital Raptor WD740
CDROM: AOpen Combo 52x
PowerSupply: PC Power & Cooling TurboCool 510 SLI
Heatsink: Athlon64 4000+ Reference Heatsink
Software Setup:

Microsoft WindowsXP SP2
nVIDIA Forceware 6.70
nVIDIA Forceware 81.95

Benchmarks:

SYSMark 2004
Business Winstone 2004
Content Creation 2004
Super Pi
SiSoft Sandra 2005
PCMark04
PCMark05
3DMark2001SE
3DMark05
AquaMark3
Comanche 4
X2: The Threat
UT2003
UT2004
Doom 3

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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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