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Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 nForce 590 SLI Motherboard Review

Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 nForce 590 SLI Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Looking at the feature set of nVIDIA's high end nForce 590 SLI chipset is like reading the menu on what a high end workstation system ought to have... except for the uninspiring single IDE channel.
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External Mfg. Website: Gigabyte Sep 25 2006   Max Page  
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Prelude to Benchmarks / Sysmark 2004

The details of how the Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 motherboard test system was configured for benchmarking; the specific hardware, software drivers, operating system and benchmark versions is indicated below. In the second column are the general specs for the reference platforms this 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 on the next page.

PCSTATS Test System Configurations
Test System Reference System #1 Reference System #2
Processor: AMD Athlon64 X2 5000+ Intel Pentium D 940
Clock Speed: 14 x 200 MHz = 2.8 GHz

16 x 200 MHz = 3.2 GHz

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 (NF 590 SLI)

ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (VIA K8T890)
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF 6150)
MSI
K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI)
Foxconn C51XEM2AA (NF 590 SLI)

Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI)

Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X)
Videocard: MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256E
Memory: Corsair Twin2X2048-6400C3
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
VIA 4in1 5.09a
nVIDIA Forceware 91.27

Microsoft WindowsXP SP2
nVIDIA Forceware 9.35
nVIDIA Forceware 91.27

Microsoft WindowsXP SP2
Intel INF 7.22
nVIDIA Forceware 91.27

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
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800) 363
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800) 359
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800) 363
Foxconn C51XEM2AA (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 358
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 359
Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 352
3D Creation: Points Ranking
Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X 200/667) 257
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800) 315
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800) 314
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800) 319
Foxconn C51XEM2AA (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 313
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 316
Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 302
2D Creation: Points Ranking
Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X 200/667) 348
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800) 425
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800) 434
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800) 439
Foxconn C51XEM2AA (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 432
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 433
Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 431
Web Publication Points Ranking
Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X 200/667) 265
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800) 336
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800) 339
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800) 341
Foxconn C51XEM2AA (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 339
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 338
Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 336
Office Overall: Points Ranking
Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X 200/667) 207
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800) 255
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800) 238
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800) 235
Foxconn C51XEM2AA (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 236
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 235
Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 233
Communication: Points Ranking
Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X 200/667) 189
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800) 258
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800) 247
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800) 247
Foxconn C51XEM2AA (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 247
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 244
Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 238
Document Creation: Points Ranking
Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X 200/667) 223
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800) 282
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800) 258
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800) 258
Foxconn C51XEM2AA (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 257
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 257
Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 257
Data Analysis: Points Ranking
Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X 200/667) 209
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800) 215
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800) 214
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800) 204
Foxconn C51XEM2AA (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 207
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 206
Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 206

The Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 motherboard performs quite well in the SYSMark2004 benchmark results, the system keeps up with the other socket AM2 nForce 590 SLI motherboards in the reference set.

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Contents of Article: Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5
 Pg 1.  Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 nForce 590 SLI Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  RoHS and the nForce 590 SLI Chipset
 Pg 3.  Tri-Mode SLI a Reality?
 Pg 4.  Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-G5 Motherboard Highlights Gallery
 Pg 5.  Overclocking the Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5
 Pg 6.  — Prelude to Benchmarks / Sysmark 2004
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: Office Productivity, SiSoft Sandra, Super Pi
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: PCMark05, 3DMark05
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: 3DMark06, FarCry
 Pg 10.  Benchmarks: Doom 3, Quake 4
 Pg 11.  Conclusions - A Solid Socket AM2 Board from Gigabyte?

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