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MSI K9N Diamond nForce 590 SLI Motherboard Review

MSI K9N Diamond nForce 590 SLI Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: If you're a gamer, multimedia enthusiast, or future indie rock star mixing tracks for your debute CD, the MSI K9N Diamond is a board well worth your attention.
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External Mfg. Website: MSI Computer Dec 29 2006   Max Page  
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Benchmarks: Office Productivity, SiSoft Sandra, Super Pi

Office Productivity Source: Zdnet

Business Winstone 2004 runs real applications through a series of scripted activities and uses the time a PC takes to complete these activities to produce its performance scores.

Content Creation Winstone 2004 is a system-level, application-based benchmark that measures a PC's overall performance when running top, Windows-based, 32-bit, content creation applications in Windows XP.

Office Productivity
Business Winstone 2004: Points Ranking
MSI P4N Diamond (NF4 SLI 200/800) 26.1
Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X 200/667) 27.4
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 200/800) 25.8
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800) 29.1
ECS KA3 MVP Extreme (CF3200 200/800) 30.2
Asus M2R32-MVP (CF3200 200/800) 30.6
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800) 30.3
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800) 29.6
Epox MF570 SLI (NF 570 SLI 200/800) 29.9
Foxconn C51XEM2AA (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 29.9
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 30.4
MSI K9N Diamond (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 29.9
Content Creation 2004: Points Ranking
MSI P4N Diamond (NF4 SLI 200/800) 33
Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X 200/667) 33.8
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 200/800) 34.2
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800) 42
ECS KA3 MVP Extreme (CF3200 200/800) 41.5
Asus M2R32-MVP (CF3200 200/800) 42.4
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800) 41.8
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800) 41.2
Epox MF570 SLI (NF 570 SLI 200/800) 41.7
Foxconn C51XEM2AA (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 41.6
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 41.7
MSI K9N Diamond (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 41.6

The office productivity numbers are in line with what we expect from other Socket AM2 motherboards. The MSI K9N Diamond is equally strong at office applications as shown by these results.

SiSoft Sandra 2005 Source: Sandra

Sandra is designed to test the theoretical power of a complete system as well as the individual components. The results are also purely theoretical and may not represent real world performance.

Sisoft Sandra 2005 Benchmark Results
Multimedia Benchmark CPU Benchmark Memory Benchmark
Motherboard Integer SSE2: Floating-Point SSE2: Dhrystone SSE2: Whetstone SSE2: Integer SSE2: Float SSE2:
MSI P4N Diamond (NF4 SLI 200/800) 36212 42926 17400 4618 FPU / 7952 SSE2 5015 5020
Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X 200/667) 36005 42695 16953 4596 FPU / 7899 SSE2 5087 5087
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 200/800) 36562 43384 17621 4668 FPU / 8036 SSE2 5183 5182
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800) 48799 53396 21837 8172 FPU / 10620 SSE2 6688 6607
ECS KA3 MVP Extreme (RD580 200/800) 49012 53476 22006 8247 FPU / 10714 SSE2 6715 6602
Asus M2R32-MVP (CF3200 200/800) 48863 53412 22015 8264 FPU / 10697 SSE2 6704 6629
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800) 49031 53788 22011 8263 FPU / 10700 SSE2 6737 6656
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800) 48963 53456 22014 8266 FPU / 10718 SSE2 6694 6612
Epox MF570 SLI (NF 570 SLI 200/800) 48961 53579 22012 8255 FPU / 10687 SSE2 6637 6548
Foxconn C51XEM2AA (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 48879 53535 21910

8224 FPU / 10651 SSE2

6666

6594

Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 49006 53359 22011 8263 FPU / 10701 SSE2 6646 6565
MSI K9N Diamond (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 48915

53745

22008 8257 FPU / 10724 SSE2 6653 6572

Units:

it/s it/s MIPS MFLOPS MB/s MB/s

The MSI K9N Diamond scores pretty well here. Memory bandwidth is nice and high. So far the motherboard performs exactly as expected.

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Contents of Article: MSI Computer K9N Diamond
 Pg 1.  MSI K9N Diamond nForce 590 SLI Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Creative Audigy SE Sound System
 Pg 3.  Flagship AM2 Chipset - nForce 590 SLI
 Pg 4.  MSI K9N Diamond Motherboard Highlight
 Pg 5.  Overclocking the Diamond Motherboard
 Pg 6.  Prelude to Benchmarks and System Specs / Sysmark Results
 Pg 7.  — Benchmarks: Office Productivity, SiSoft Sandra, Super Pi
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: SuperPi, PCMark05
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: 3DMark05, 3DMark06
 Pg 10.  Benchmarks: FarCry, Doom 3, Quake 4
 Pg 11.  Socket AM2 Gaming Done Right?

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