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ECS PN1 SLI2 Extreme nForce 590SLI Motherboard Review

ECS PN1 SLI2 Extreme nForce 590SLI Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The motherboard is based on the nVIDIA nForce 590 SLI Intel Edition chipsets (nForce 590 SLI SPP and nForce 590 SLI MCP), so it supports a whole host of multi-videocard gaming arrangements.
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Motherboard Benchmarks: FarCry, Doom 3, Quake 4

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
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800 A64 5000+) 185.2
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800 A64 5000+) 170.27
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 171.25
ECS PN2 SLI2+ (NF 680i SLI 200/800 Core 2 Duo GeForce 7800GTX Single) 262.14
ECS PN2 SLI2+ (NF 680i SLI 200/800 Core 2 Duo GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 248.63
MSI P6N SLI Platinum (NF 650i 200/800 Core 2 Duo GeForce 7800GTX Single) 260.37
MSI P6N SLI Platinum (NF 650i 200/800 Core 2 Duo GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 258.41
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (NF 590 SLI 200/800 Core 2 Duo GeForce 7800GTX Single) 258.65
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (NF 590 SLI 200/800 Core 2 Duo GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 245.21
Foxconn 975X7AB-8EKRS2H (975X 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 243.21
MSI P965 Platinum (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 238.41
ECS PN1 SLI2 Extreme (NF 590 SLI 200/800 Core 2 Duo GeForce 7800GTX Single) 259.41
ECS PN1 SLI2 Extreme (NF 590 SLI 200/800 Core 2 Duo GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 244.85

The ECS PN1 SLI2 Extreme motherboard one of the fastest motherboards in FarCry, and in fact every nVIDIA nForce based motherboard sweeps this test.

ID Software Doom 3 1.3 Source: id Software

Doom 3 takes advantage of the latest videocard technology and pushes the processing power of the CPU to its absolute limit. At its highest setting, Ultra quality, texture sizes pass the 500MB mark which means even tomorrow's videocards will have a hard time running everything. The frame rates in the game itself are locked at 60 fps so anything above that point is wasted. Each test is run three times with the third run being recorded.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportID Software Doom 3 1.3
LQ 640x480: FPS Ranking
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800 A64 5000+) 148.4
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800 A64 5000+) 144.5
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 144.3
ECS PN2 SLI2+ (NF 680i SLI 200/800 Core 2 Duo GeForce 7800GTX Single) 206.8
ECS PN2 SLI2+ (NF 680i SLI 200/800 Core 2 Duo GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 204.3
MSI P6N SLI Platinum (NF 650i 200/800 Core 2 Duo GeForce 7800GTX Single) 205.5
MSI P6N SLI Platinum (NF 650i 200/800 Core 2 Duo GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 204.8
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (NF 590 SLI 200/800 Core 2 Duo GeForce 7800GTX Single) 206.7
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (NF 590 SLI 200/800 Core 2 Duo GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 203.5
Foxconn 975X7AB-8EKRS2H (975X 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 206.3
MSI P965 Platinum (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 205.3
ECS PN1 SLI2 Extreme (NF 590 SLI 200/800 Core 2 Duo GeForce 7800GTX Single) 205.3
ECS PN1 SLI2 Extreme (NF 590 SLI 200/800 Core 2 Duo GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 202.4

Doom 3 results are competitive as well. The ECS PN1 SLI2 Extreme motherboard is very quick through the 3D games.

ID Software Quake 4 1.3

Source: id Software

Quake 4 is the latest shooter from ID and is based on the Doom 3 engine. Tweaked to for more eye candy, Quake 4 promises to be tougher on videocards and systems than its predecessor was. Quake 4 also does not have a 60 fps limiter like Doom 3, with the Ultra setting, graphic textures can surpass the 500MB mark! Each test is run three times and with the third run being recorded.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportID Software Quake 4 1.3
LQ 640x480: Points Ranking
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800 A64 5000+) 154.4
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800 A64 5000+) 152.9
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 150.5
ECS PN2 SLI2+ (NF 680i SLI 200/800 Core 2 Duo GeForce 7800GTX Single) 203.7
ECS PN2 SLI2+ (NF 680i SLI 200/800 Core 2 Duo GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 200.6
MSI P6N SLI Platinum (NF 650i 200/800 Core 2 Duo GeForce 7800GTX Single) 204.7
MSI P6N SLI Platinum (NF 650i 200/800 Core 2 Duo GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 203.6
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (NF 590 SLI 200/800 Core 2 Duo GeForce 7800GTX Single) 203.5
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (NF 590 SLI 200/800 Core 2 Duo GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 198.7
Foxconn 975X7AB-8EKRS2H (975X 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 202.5
MSI P965 Platinum (P965 200/800 Core 2 Duo) 202.1
ECS PN1 SLI2 Extreme (NF 590 SLI 200/800 Core 2 Duo GeForce 7800GTX Single) 203.7
ECS PN1 SLI2 Extreme (NF 590 SLI 200/800 Core 2 Duo GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 200.5

In the last test of the day, Quake 4, the ECS PN1 SLI2 Extreme shows that it's one awesome gaming motherboard. The relatively low memory bandwidth, as suggested by SiSoft Sandra, certainly didn't limit this motherboard from performing well in gaming tests.

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Contents of Article: ECS PN1 SLI2 Extreme
 Pg 1.  ECS PN1 SLI2 Extreme nForce 590SLI Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Gallery Highlights of this ECS Motherboard
 Pg 3.  Gallery Highlights Continued
 Pg 4.  nVIDIA nForce 590 SLI Intel Edition chipset
 Pg 5.  Overclocking the PN1 SLI2 Motherboard
 Pg 6.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Sysmark 2004
 Pg 7.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Office Productivity, SiSoft Sandra
 Pg 8.  Motherboard Benchmarks: SuperPi, PCMark05
 Pg 9.  Motherboard Benchmarks: 3DMark05, 3DMark06
 Pg 10.  — Motherboard Benchmarks: FarCry, Doom 3, Quake 4
 Pg 11.  Another Swing at 590SLI...

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