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Epox EP-5P945 Pro Express Motherboard Review

Epox EP-5P945 Pro Express Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The Epox EP-5P945 Pro is a budget performance motherboard is an affordable Intel platform of complementary technologies for consumers on a budget.
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External Mfg. Website: Epox Jan 30 2007   Colin Sun  
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System Specs and Sysmark 2004 Benchmarks

Prelude to Benchmarks

The details of how the Epox 5P945 Pro 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 Intel 945P Express based system 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 #2 Reference System #2 Reference System #3
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 AMD Athlon64 X2 5000+

Intel Pentium D 840

Clock Speed: 9 x 266 MHz = 2.4 GHz 13 x 200 MHz = 2.6 GHz

16 x 200 MHz = 3.2 GHz

Motherboard: Epox 5P945 Pro (945P)

Biostar TForce P965 DLX (P965)
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 (P965)
Foxconn P9657AA-8KS2H (P965)
Gigabyte GA-945GM-S2 (945G)

ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (VIA K8T890)
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150)
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI)
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI)

Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X)
Foxconn 955X7AA-8EKRS2 (955X)
Foxconn 945P7AA-8EKRS2 (945P)
MSI P4N Diamond (NF4 SLI)
Biostar TForce P965 DLX (P965)

Videocard: MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256E
Memory:

2x 1024MB CorsairTwin2X2048-6400C4

Hard Drive: 74GB Western Digital Raptor WD740
CDROM: AOpen Combo 52x
PowerSupply: PC Power & Cooling TurboCool 510 SLI
Heatsink: Intel EE6600 Refernece AMD Athlon64 FX-62 Refernece Thermaltake Jungle 512
Software Setup:

Microsoft WindowsXP SP2
Intel INF 7.22
nVIDIA Forceware 91.47

Microsoft WindowsXP SP2
Intel INF 7.22
nVIDIA Forceware 91.47

Microsoft WindowsXP SP2
nVIDIA Forceware 9.35
nVIDIA Forceware 91.47

Microsoft WindowsXP SP2
Intel INF 7.22
nVIDIA Forceware 7.22
nVIDIA Forceware 91.47

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.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportSysMark 2004
Internet Overall: Points Ranking
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800 A64 5000+) 363
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800 A64 5000+) 359
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 363
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 359
Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X 200/667 PD 840) 284
Foxconn 955X7AA-8EKRS2 (955X 200/667 PD 840) 280
Foxconn 945P7AA-8EKRS2 (945P 200/667 PD 840) 278
MSI P4N Diamond (NF4 SLI 200/800 PD 840) 283
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 200/800 PD 840) 290
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 426
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 432
Foxconn P9657AA-8KS2H (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 424
Gigabyte GA-945GM-S2 (945G 200/667 Core 2 Duo Onboard Video) 419
Epox 5P945 Pro (945P 200/667 Core 2 Duo) 426
3D Creation: Points Ranking
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800 A64 5000+) 315
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800 A64 5000+) 314
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 319
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 316
Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X 200/667 PD 840) 253
Foxconn 955X7AA-8EKRS2 (955X 200/667 PD 840) 254
Foxconn 945P7AA-8EKRS2 (945P 200/667 PD 840) 248
MSI P4N Diamond (NF4 SLI 200/800 PD 840) 246
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 200/800 PD 840) 255
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 364
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 374
Foxconn P9657AA-8KS2H (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 365
Gigabyte GA-945GM-S2 (945G 200/667 Core 2 Duo Onboard Video) 364
Epox 5P945 Pro (945P 200/667 Core 2 Duo) 369
2D Creation: Points Ranking
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800 A64 5000+) 425
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800 A64 5000+) 434
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 439
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 433
Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X 200/667 PD 840) 335
Foxconn 955X7AA-8EKRS2 (955X 200/667 PD 840) 333
Foxconn 945P7AA-8EKRS2 (945P 200/667 PD 840) 336
MSI P4N Diamond (NF4 SLI 200/800 PD 840) 339
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 200/800 PD 840) 340
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 531
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 536
Foxconn P9657AA-8KS2H (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 530
Gigabyte GA-945GM-S2 (945G 200/667 Core 2 Duo Onboard Video) 525
Epox 5P945 Pro (945P 200/667 Core 2 Duo) 530
Web Publication Points Ranking
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800 A64 5000+) 336
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800 A64 5000+) 339
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 341
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 338
Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X 200/667 PD 840) 263
Foxconn 955X7AA-8EKRS2 (955X 200/667 PD 840) 255
Foxconn 945P7AA-8EKRS2 (945P 200/667 PD 840) 250
MSI P4N Diamond (NF4 SLI 200/800 PD 840) 273
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 200/800 PD 840) 273
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 399
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 402
Foxconn P9657AA-8KS2H (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 400
Gigabyte GA-945GM-S2 (945G 200/667 Core 2 Duo Onboard Video) 386
Epox 5P945 Pro (945P 200/667 Core 2 Duo) 394
Office Overall: Points Ranking
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800 A64 5000+) 255
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800 A64 5000+) 238
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 235
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 235
Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X 200/667 PD 840) 210
Foxconn 955X7AA-8EKRS2 (955X 200/667 PD 840) 193
Foxconn 945P7AA-8EKRS2 (945P 200/667 PD 840) 207
MSI P4N Diamond (NF4 SLI 200/800 PD 840) 212
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 200/800 PD 840) 218
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 301
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 301
Foxconn P9657AA-8KS2H (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 300
Gigabyte GA-945GM-S2 (945G 200/667 Core 2 Duo Onboard Video) 285
Epox 5P945 Pro (945P 200/667 Core 2 Duo) 285
Communication: Points Ranking
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800 A64 5000+) 258
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800 A64 5000+) 247
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 247
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 244
Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X 200/667 PD 840) 218
Foxconn 955X7AA-8EKRS2 (955X 200/667 PD 840) 200
Foxconn 945P7AA-8EKRS2 (945P 200/667 PD 840) 211
MSI P4N Diamond (NF4 SLI 200/800 PD 840) 216
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 200/800 PD 840) 223
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 273
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 271
Foxconn P9657AA-8KS2H (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 269
Gigabyte GA-945GM-S2 (945G 200/667 Core 2 Duo Onboard Video) 256
Epox 5P945 Pro (945P 200/667 Core 2 Duo) 255
Document Creation: Points Ranking
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800 A64 5000+) 282
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800 A64 5000+) 258
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 258
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 257
Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X 200/667 PD 840) 204
Foxconn 955X7AA-8EKRS2 (955X 200/667 PD 840) 185
Foxconn 945P7AA-8EKRS2 (945P 200/667 PD 840) 206
MSI P4N Diamond (NF4 SLI 200/800 PD 840) 219
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 200/800 PD 840) 217
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 345
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 344
Foxconn P9657AA-8KS2H (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 347
Gigabyte GA-945GM-S2 (945G 200/667 Core 2 Duo Onboard Video) 337
Epox 5P945 Pro (945P 200/667 Core 2 Duo) 338
Data Analysis: Points Ranking
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800 A64 5000+) 215
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800 A64 5000+) 214
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 204
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 206
Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X 200/667 PD 840) 200
Foxconn 955X7AA-8EKRS2 (955X 200/667 PD 840) 196
Foxconn 945P7AA-8EKRS2 (945P 200/667 PD 840) 201
MSI P4N Diamond (NF4 SLI 200/800 PD 840) 201
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 200/800 PD 840) 205
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 289
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 292
Foxconn P9657AA-8KS2H (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 290
Gigabyte GA-945GM-S2 (945G 200/667 Core 2 Duo Onboard Video) 268
Epox 5P945 Pro (945P 200/667 Core 2 Duo) 268

SYSMark 2004 results are pretty good and on par with the 945G Gigabyte motherboard tested previously. The results are slightly lower with the Epox 5P945 Pro, because the memory controller only supports memory in DDR2-667 MHz mode.

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Contents of Article: Epox EP-5P945 Pro
 Pg 1.  Epox EP-5P945 Pro Express Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Intel 945P Express and ICH7 Chipsets
 Pg 3.  Epox EP-5P945 Pro Motherboard Highlights Gallery
 Pg 4.  Overclocking a 945P Board with Conroe
 Pg 5.  — System Specs and Sysmark 2004 Benchmarks
 Pg 6.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Winstone 2004, Sandra 2006
 Pg 7.  Motherboard Benchmarks: SuperPi, PCMark05
 Pg 8.  Motherboard Benchmarks: 3DMark05, 3DMark06
 Pg 9.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Farcry, Doom3, Quake 4
 Pg 10.  Intel 945P Express Good for Core 2 Duo?

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