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Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe nForce 590 SLI AM2 Motherboard Review

Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe nForce 590 SLI AM2 Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe is one of the first Socket AM2 motherboards to make it into the PCSTATS labs, and it's one motherboard with a lot of expectations attached.
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Filed under: Motherboards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: ASUS Jun 22 2006   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Motherboards > ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe

Prelude to Benchmarks / SYSMark 2004

The details of how the Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe 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 socket AM2 nVidia nForce 590 SLI-based 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 #1 Reference System #2
Processor: AMD Athlon64 FX-62 (socket AM2) Intel Pentium D 940
Clock Speed: 12 x 200 MHz = 2.4 GHz

16 x 200 MHz = 3.2 GHz< /P >

Motherboard:

Asus M2N32SLI-DLX (NF 590 SLI)

Foxconn C51XEM2AA (NF 590 SLI)

Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X)
Videocard: MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256E (PCI Express)
Memory: Corsair Twin2X2048-8500 DDR-2
Hard Drive: 74GB Western Digital Raptor WD740
CDROM: AOpen Combo 52x
PowerSupply: PC Power & Cooling TurboCool 510 SLI
Heatsink: AMD Athlon64 FX-62 Reference

Thermaltake Jungle 512

Software Setup:

Microsoft WindowsXP SP2
nVIDIA Forceware Beta
nVIDIA Forceware 81.95

Microsoft WindowsXP SP2
Intel INF 7.22
nVIDIA Forceware 81.95

Benchmarks:

SYSMark 2004
Business Winstone 2004
Content Creation 2004
Super Pi
SiSoft Sandra 2005
PCMark05
3DMark05
3DMark06
FarCry
Doom 3

Quake 4

SYSmark2004 Source: Bapco

SYSmark 2004 is BAPCo's latest revision of the mainstream office productivity and Internet content creation benchmark used to characterize the performance of the business client. It is based on a foundation of extensive research into emerging usage models and computing trends and incorporates the latest benchmarking methodologies to evaluate platform technologies. SYSmark 2004 contains scientifically designed workloads that represent the range of activities that an office productivity or Internet content creation work may encounter. In addition to extensive validation across multiple platforms, users can be sure of a consistent and reliable performance comparison.

SYSmark2004
Internet Overall: Points Ranking
Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X 200/667) 287
Foxconn C51XEM2AA (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 373
Asus M2N32SLI-DLX (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 375
3D Creation: Points Ranking
Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X 200/667) 257
Foxconn C51XEM2AA (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 322
Asus M2N32SLI-DLX (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 328
2D Creation: Points Ranking
Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X 200/667) 348
Foxconn C51XEM2AA (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 450
Asus M2N32SLI-DLX (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 443
Web Publication Points Ranking
Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X 200/667) 265
Foxconn C51XEM2AA (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 341
Asus M2N32SLI-DLX (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 342
Office Overall: Points Ranking
Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X 200/667) 207
Foxconn C51XEM2AA (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 258
Asus M2N32SLI-DLX (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 261
Communication: Points Ranking
Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X 200/667) 189
Foxconn C51XEM2AA (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 260
Asus M2N32SLI-DLX (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 263
Document Creation: Points Ranking
Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X 200/667) 223
Foxconn C51XEM2AA (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 298
Asus M2N32SLI-DLX (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 297
Data Analysis: Points Ranking
Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X 200/667) 209
Foxconn C51XEM2AA (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 211
Asus M2N32SLI-DLX (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 214

The Asus M2N32SLI-DLX motherboard is pretty darn fast and as you can see totally outclasses the Intel competition with a FX-62 socket AM2 processor. These are the highest SYSMark 2004 numbers we have ever seen, great job AMD!

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Contents of Article: ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe
 Pg 1.  Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe nForce 590 SLI AM2 Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  The nForce 590 SLI Chipset
 Pg 3.  AMD Athlon64 Socket AM2 Heatsink Considerations
 Pg 4.  Motherboard Highlights - CPU / Chipset Cooling
 Pg 5.  Motherboard Highlights - Videocards / SATA
 Pg 6.  Overclocking the Asus M2N32-SLI Socket AM2 Motherboard
 Pg 7.  Inside the Powerful ASUS BIOS
 Pg 8.  — Prelude to Benchmarks / SYSMark 2004
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: Office Productivity, SiSoft Sandra, Super Pi
 Pg 10.  Benchmarks: PCMark05, 3DMark05
 Pg 11.  Benchmarks: 3DMark06, FarCry
 Pg 12.  Benchmarks: X3: Reunion, Doom 3, Quake 4
 Pg 13.  Conclusions on this Socket AM2 Motherboard

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