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MSI P6N Diamond nForce 680i Motherboard Review

MSI P6N Diamond nForce 680i Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Believe it or not, there are high performance motherboards out there for Intel's latest and greatest CPUs which don't have an Intel chipset at their heart. Top of that list is the nVidia nForce 680i.
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External Mfg. Website: MSI Nov 02 2007   Colin Sun  
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Motherboard Benchmarks: 3DMark05, 3DMark06

Futuremark 3DMark05 1.2.0 Source: FutureMark

3DMark05 is best suited for the latest generation of DirectX9.0 graphics cards. It is the first benchmark to require a DirectX9.0 compliant hardware with support for Pixel Shaders 2.0 or higher! By combining high quality 3D tests, CPU tests, feature tests, image quality tools, and much more, 3DMark05 is a premium benchmark for evaluating the latest generation of gaming hardware.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportFutureMark 3DMark05 1.2.0
Overall: Points Ranking
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800 A64 5000+) 7896
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800 A64 5000+) 7908
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 7866
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 7859
ECS PN2 SLI2+ (NF 680i SLI 266/800 C2D E6600 GeForce 7800GTX Single) 8086
ECS PN2 SLI2+ (NF 680i SLI 266/800 C2D E6600 GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 13142
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (NF 590 SLI 266/800 C2D E6600 GeForce 7800GTX Single) 8104
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (NF 590 SLI 266/800 C2D E6600 GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 13092
Foxconn 975X7AB-8EKRS2H (975X 266/800 C2D E6600) 8015
MSI 975X Platinum (975X 266/800 C2D E6600) 8036
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 266/800 C2D E6600) 8021
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 (P965 266/800 C2D E6600) 8046
Foxconn P9657AA-8KS2H (P965 266/800 C2D E6600) 8034
MSI P965 Platinum (P965 266/800 C2D E6600) 8027
Gigabyte 965P-DQ6 (P965 266/800 C2D E6600) 8037
Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6 (P35 266/1066 C2D E6600) 8026
MSI P35 Platinum (P35 266/1066 C2D E6600) 8049
Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 (X38 333/1066 C2D E6750 GF) 8246
MSI P35 Platinum (P35 333/1066 C2D E6750) 8610
Biostar TP35D3-A7 Deluxe (333/1333 C2D E6750) 8100
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066 C2D E6750 GeForce 7800GTX Single) 8193
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066 C2D E6750 GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 14061
CPU: Points Ranking
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800 A64 5000+) 6621
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800 A64 5000+) 6718
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 6513
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 6876
ECS PN2 SLI2+ (NF 680i SLI 266/800 C2D E6600 GeForce 7800GTX Single) 9437
ECS PN2 SLI2+ (NF 680i SLI 266/800 C2D E6600 GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 9385
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (NF 590 SLI 266/800 C2D E6600 GeForce 7800GTX Single) 8618
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (NF 590 SLI 266/800 C2D E6600 GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 8589
Foxconn 975X7AB-8EKRS2H (975X 266/800 C2D E6600) 9525
MSI 975X Platinum (975X 266/800 C2D E6600) 9621
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 266/800 C2D E6600) 9499
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 (P965 266/800 C2D E6600) 9844
Foxconn P9657AA-8KS2H (P965 266/800 C2D E6600) 9726
MSI P965 Platinum (P965 266/800 C2D E6600) 9712
Gigabyte 965P-DQ6 (P965 266/800 C2D E6600) 9655
Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6 (P35 266/1066 C2D E6600) 10205
MSI P35 Platinum (P35 266/1066 C2D E6600) 9984
Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 (X38 333/1066 C2D E6750 GF) 11033
MSI P35 Platinum (P35 333/1066 C2D E6750) 10988
Biostar TP35D3-A7 Deluxe (333/1333 C2D E6750) 10831
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066 C2D E6750 GeForce 7800GTX Single) 11012
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066 C2D E6750 GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 11065

The MSI P6N Diamond motherboard does pretty well here in the 3DMark05 and we can really see the benefit of running two GeForce 7800GTXs in SLI.

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
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800 A64 5000+) 4442
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800 A64 5000+) 4450
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 4437
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 4446
ECS PN2 SLI2+ (NF 680i SLI 266/800 C2D E6600 GeForce 7800GTX Single) 4494
ECS PN2 SLI2+ (NF 680i SLI 266/800 C2D E6600 GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 7525
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (NF 590 SLI 266/800 C2D E6600 GeForce 7800GTX Single) 4490
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (NF 590 SLI 266/800 C2D E6600 GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 7522
Foxconn 975X7AB-8EKRS2H (975X 266/800 C2D E6600) 4496
MSI 975X Platinum (975X 266/800 C2D E6600) 4487
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 266/800 C2D E6600) 4494
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 (P965 266/800 C2D E6600) 4488
Foxconn P9657AA-8KS2H (P965 266/800 C2D E6600) 4462
MSI P965 Platinum (P965 266/800 C2D E6600) 4465
Gigabyte 965P-DQ6 (P965 266/800 C2D E6600) 4457
Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6 (P35 266/1066 C2D E6600) 4479
MSI P35 Platinum (P35 266/1066 C2D E6600) 4485
Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 (X38 333/1066 C2D E6750 GF) 4610
MSI P35 Platinum (P35 333/1066 C2D E6750) 4799
Biostar TP35D3-A7 Deluxe (333/1333 C2D E6750) 4539
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066 C2D E6750 GeForce 7800GTX Single) 4577
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066 C2D E6750 GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 7611
CPU: Points Ranking
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800 A64 5000+) 1960
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800 A64 5000+) 1971
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 1936
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 1959
ECS PN2 SLI2+ (NF 680i SLI 266/800 C2D E6600 GeForce 7800GTX Single) 2096
ECS PN2 SLI2+ (NF 680i SLI 266/800 C2D E6600 GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 2073
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (NF 590 SLI 266/800 C2D E6600 GeForce 7800GTX Single) 2101
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (NF 590 SLI 266/800 C2D E6600 GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 2080
Foxconn 975X7AB-8EKRS2H (975X 266/800 C2D E6600) 2099
MSI 975X Platinum (975X 266/800 C2D E6600) 2096
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 266/800 C2D E6600) 2130
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 (P965 266/800 C2D E6600) 2094
Foxconn P9657AA-8KS2H (P965 266/800 C2D E6600) 2110
MSI P965 Platinum (P965 266/800 C2D E6600) 2112
Gigabyte 965P-DQ6 (P965 266/800 C2D E6600) 2099
Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6 (P35 266/1066 C2D E6600) 2224
MSI P35 Platinum (P35 266/1066 C2D E6600) 2212
Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 (X38 333/1066 C2D E6750 GF) 2418
MSI P35 Platinum (P35 333/1066 C2D E6750) 2402
Biostar TP35D3-A7 Deluxe (333/1333 C2D E6750) 2303
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066 C2D E6750 GeForce 7800GTX Single) 2415
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066 C2D E6750 GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 2410

3DMark06 results are very good as well, let's check out what the MSI P6N Diamond can do with real world games.

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Contents of Article: MSI P6N Diamond
 Pg 1.  MSI P6N Diamond nForce 680i Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  MSI P6N Diamond Motherboard Highlights
 Pg 3.  The nVIDIA nForce 680i Chipset
 Pg 4.  Overclocking the Diamond
 Pg 5.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Sysmark 2004
 Pg 6.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Sysmark 2004 Continued
 Pg 7.  Motherboard Benchmarks: PC Worldbench (Graphics)
 Pg 8.  Motherboard Benchmarks: PC Worldbench (Office)
 Pg 9.  Motherboard Benchmarks: PC Worldbench (Data Crunching)
 Pg 10.  Motherboard Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra, Super Pi
 Pg 11.  Motherboard Benchmarks: PCMark05
 Pg 12.  — Motherboard Benchmarks: 3DMark05, 3DMark06
 Pg 13.  Motherboard Benchmarks: FarCry, Doom 3., Quake 4
 Pg 14.  PCSTATS Maximum Motherboard Overclocking Chart & Conclusions

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