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Asus P5N32-SLI Premium nForce 590 SLI Motherboard Review

Asus P5N32-SLI Premium nForce 590 SLI Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The Asus P5N32-SLI Premium motherboard is certainly a looker, and one of the fanciest motherboards we've seen in quite some time.
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Filed under: Motherboards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: ASUS Feb 11 2007   Colin Sun  
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Test System Specs / Sysmark 2004 Benchmarks

Prelude to Benchmarks

The details of how the Asus P5N32-SLI Premium 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 nForce 590 SLI Intel Edition 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 #1 Reference System #2 Reference System #3
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (775) AMD Athlon64 X2 5000+ (AM2)

Intel Pentium D 840 (775)

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

16 x 200 MHz = 3.2 GHz

Motherboard: Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (NF 590 SLI Intel Edition)

Asus P5B (P965 Express)
Biostar TForce P965 DLX (P965 Express)
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 (P965 Express)
Foxconn P9657AA-8KS2H (P965 Express)
Gigabyte GA-945GM-S2 (945G)
Epox 5P945 Pro (945P)

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 Corsair Twin2X2048-6400C4

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
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
WorldBench5

BapCo 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
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (NF 590 SLI Intel Edition 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 433
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
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (NF 590 SLI Intel Edition 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 368
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
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (NF 590 SLI Intel Edition 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 542
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
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (NF 590 SLI Intel Edition 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 405
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
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (NF 590 SLI Intel Edition 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 300
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
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (NF 590 SLI Intel Edition 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 275
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
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (NF 590 SLI Intel Edition 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 344
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
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (NF 590 SLI Intel Edition 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 290

The Asus P5N32-SLI Premium motherboard performs very well in SYSMark2004. It has no problems keeping up with the Intel 975X or P965 Express motherboards. It's great to see high performance non Intel based motherboards, nVIDIA proves it can be done.

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Contents of Article: ASUS P5N32-SLI Premium
 Pg 1.  Asus P5N32-SLI Premium nForce 590 SLI Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Accessories: Soundcard, Wireless LAN Accessories...
 Pg 3.  Silent Thermal Solutions for Core Logic
 Pg 4.  Gallery Highlights of this Asus Motherboard
 Pg 5.  The nVIDIA nForce 590 SLI Intel Edition chipset
 Pg 6.  Overclocking the P5N32-SLI Premium Motherboard
 Pg 7.  — Test System Specs / Sysmark 2004 Benchmarks
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: PC WorldBench 5.0
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: Office Productivity, SiSoft Sandra
 Pg 10.  Benchmarks: SuperPi, PCMark05
 Pg 11.  Benchmarks: 3DMark05, 3DMark06
 Pg 12.  Benchmarks: FarCry, Doom 3, Quake 4
 Pg 13.  Intel has some real competition!

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