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Asus M2-CROSSHAIR Socket AM2 nForce 590 SLI Motherboard Review

Asus M2-CROSSHAIR Socket AM2 nForce 590 SLI Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Asus leads the way with the M2-CROSSHAIR motherboard, for it has got to be the fanciest motherboards that has ever passed through the PCSTATS test labs.
 88% Rating:   
Filed under: Motherboards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: ASUS Feb 11 2007   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Motherboards > ASUS M2-CROSSHAIR

Benchmarks: 3DMark06, FarCry

Futuremark 3DMark06 1.0.2 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.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportFuturemark 3DMark06 1.0.2
Overall: Points Ranking
MSI P4N Diamond (NF4 SLI 200/800) 4437
Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X 200/667) 4346
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 200/800) 4374
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
CPU: Points Ranking
MSI P4N Diamond (NF4 SLI 200/800) 1936
Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X 200/667) 1590
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 200/800) 1641
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

SLI definitely improves the 3Dmark06 overall score nicely. If you're a gamer in need of a high performance gaming platform, something that can run SLI should definitely be on your list! The Asus M2 CROSSHAIR is not just pretty, it also does everything. ;-)

CryTek FarCry 1.33 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.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportCryTek FarCry 1.33
Regulator LQ 640x480 FPS Ranking
MSI P4N Diamond (NF4 SLI 200/800) 171.25
Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X 200/667) 149.91
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 200/800) 84.69
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

It's interesting to see the budget ASRock motherboard lead the way. Low resolutions and SLI do not go well together, but then again you wouldn't use a motherboard like the Asus M2-CROSSHAIR to play at 640x480.

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Contents of Article: ASUS M2-CROSSHAIR
 Pg 1.  Asus M2-CROSSHAIR Socket AM2 nForce 590 SLI Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Advanced Thermal Solution for the Chipsets and Voltage Regulators
 Pg 3.  Asus goes overboard with goodies!
 Pg 4.  Motherboard Highlights Gallery
 Pg 5.  More Motherboard Highlights....
 Pg 6.  Nvidia C51XE and MCP55XE Core Logic
 Pg 7.  Overclocking the M2-CROSSHAIR
 Pg 8.  Inside the Asus BIOS
 Pg 9.  Test System Specs and Sysmark 2004 Benchmarks
 Pg 10.  Benchmarks: Office Productivity, SiSoft Sandra, Super Pi
 Pg 11.  Benchmarks: PCMark05, 3DMark05
 Pg 12.  — Benchmarks: 3DMark06, FarCry
 Pg 13.  Benchmarks: X3: Reunion, Doom 3, Quake 4
 Pg 14.  Crosshair: A Gamers Delight?

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