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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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Filed under: Motherboards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Gigabyte Sep 25 2006   Max Page  
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Benchmarks: 3DMark06, FarCry

3DMark06 Source: FutureMark

3DMark06 is the worldwide standard in advanced 3D game performance benchmarking. A fundamental tool for every company in the PC industry as well as PC users and gamers, 3DMark06 uses advanced real-time 3D game workloads to measure PC performance using a suite of DirectX 9 3D graphics tests, CPU tests, and 3D feature tests. 3DMark06 tests include all new HDR/SM3.0 graphics tests, SM2.0 graphics tests, AI and physics driven single and multiple cores or processor CPU tests and a collection of comprehensive feature tests to reliably measure next generation gaming performance today.

3DMark06
Overall: Points Ranking
Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X 200/667) 4346
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800) 4442
Biostar TForce 6100 AM2 (GF 6100 200/800) 4490
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800) 4450
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800 7800GTX Single) 4437
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800 7800GTX SLI) 6837
Foxconn C51XEM2AA (NF 590 SLI 200/800 GeForce 7800GTX Single) 4443
Foxconn C51XEM2AA (NF 590 SLI 200/800 GeForce 7800GTX SLI 6812
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800 7800GTX Single) 4446
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800 7800GTX SLI) 6842
Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 (NF 590 SLI 200/800 7800GTX Single) 4437
Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 (NF 590 SLI 200/800 7800GTX SLI) 7402
CPU: Points Ranking
Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X 200/667) 1590
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800) 1960
Biostar TForce 6100 AM2 (GF 6100 200/800) 1957
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800) 1971
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800 7800GTX Single) 1936
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800 7800GTX SLI) 1963
Foxconn C51XEM2AA (NF 590 SLI 200/800 GeForce 7800GTX Single) 1944
Foxconn C51XEM2AA (NF 590 SLI 200/800 GeForce 7800GTX SLI 1958
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800 7800GTX Single) 1959
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800 7800GTX SLI) 1946
Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 (NF 590 SLI 200/800 7800GTX Single) 1928
Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 (NF 590 SLI 200/800 7800GTX SLI) 1965

I'm not sure why the Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 does so well in 3DMark06, it's about 600 points higher than the other two nForce 590 SLI motherboard tested.

FarCry Source: Ubisoft

Real-time editing, bump mapping, static lights, network system, integrated physics system, shaders, shadows, and a dynamic music system are just some of the state of-the-art features that the CryENGINE offers. The game was set to Ultra quality and the Ubisoft's Regulator demo was run.

FarCry
Regulator LQ 640x480 FPS Ranking
Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X 200/667) 149.91
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800) 185.2
Biostar TForce 6100 AM2 (GF 6100 200/800) 167.66
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800) 170.27
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800 7800GTX Single) 171.25
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800 7800GTX SLI) 169.45
Foxconn C51XEM2AA (NF 590 SLI 200/800 GeForce 7800GTX Single) 169.19
Foxconn C51XEM2AA (NF 590 SLI 200/800 GeForce 7800GTX SLI 165.1
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800 7800GTX Single) 175.26
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800 7800GTX SLI) 168.8
Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 (NF 590 SLI 200/800 7800GTX Single) 170.42
Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 (NF 590 SLI 200/800 7800GTX SLI) 165.52

FarCry results look normal. Those framerates are certainly nice and high at 170FPS without SLI!

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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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