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ASUS Striker II NSE nVidia nForce 790i SLI Motherboard Review

ASUS Striker II NSE nVidia nForce 790i SLI Motherboard Review  - PCSTATS
Abstract: For enthusiasts seeking the highest performance, most fully featured motherboards that any Taiwanese motherboard manufacturer is able to produce, one need look no further than ASUS' Republic of Gamers brand. The ASUS Striker II NSE motherboard continues in this tradition.
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Filed under: Motherboards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: ASUS Mar 02 2009   Julian Apong  
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Motherboard Benchmarks: 3DMark Vantage, 3DMark06, FEAR

Futuremark 3DMark Vantage Source: FutureMark

3DMark Vantage is a PC benchmark suite designed to test the DirectX10 performance of your graphics card. We’ve been making 3DMark for over 10 years, with each new edition using the latest 3D technology to determine real-world performance. A 3DMark score is an overall measure of your system’s 3D gaming capabilities, based on comprehensive real-time 3D graphics and processor tests. By comparing your score with those submitted by millions of other gamers you can see how your gaming rig performs, making it easier to choose the most effective upgrades or finding other ways to optimize your system.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportFuturemark 3DMark Vantage 1.0.1
Performance Overall: (P) Points Ranking
ASUS Striker II NSE (NF 790i SLI 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 3525
Asrock Penryn1600SLIX3 Wifi (NF 680i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 3848
ASUS P5E3 Premium/wifi (X48 333/1333) 3518
Gigabyte GA-X48DS5 (X48 333/1066) 3857
Gigabyte GA-EP45-DQ6 (P45 333/1066) 3830
ECS P45T-A (P45 333/800) 3843
Biostar TPower I45 (P45 333/1066) 3841
Intel DG45ID (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 3814
ASUS P5Q-EM (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 3854
CPU score: Points Ranking
ASUS Striker II NSE (NF 790i SLI 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 4943
Asrock Penryn1600SLIX3 Wifi (NF 680i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 4803
ASUS P5E3 Premium/wifi (X48 333/1333) 4857
Gigabyte GA-X48DS5 (X48 333/1066) 4882
Gigabyte GA-EP45-DQ6 (P45 333/1066) 4830
ECS P45T-A (P45 333/800) 4787
Biostar TPower I45 (P45 333/1066) 4800
Intel DG45ID (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 4653
ASUS P5Q-EM (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 4776

While the overall score of the ASUS Striker II NSE motherboard was one of the worst for overall performance, the CPU score was actually one of the highest.

Futuremark 3DMark06 1.1.0 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. Again, some fairly low scores for the ASUS P5E3 Premium, which can indicate some kind of bottleneck or inefficency as the motherboard receives information with the videocard.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportFuturemark 3DMark06 1.1.0
Overall: Points Ranking
ASUS Striker II NSE (NF 790i SLI 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 9059
ASUS P5NT Deluxe (NF 780i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 9612
Asrock Penryn1600SLIX3 Wifi (NF 680i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 9838
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 9566
Biostar TF7150V-M7 (GF 7150 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 9365
ASUS P5E3 Premium/wifi (X48 333/1333) 9051
Gigabyte GA-X48DS5 (X48 333/1066) 9819
MSI X48 Platinum (X48 333/1333) 9775
Gigabyte GA-EP45-DQ6 (P45 333/1066) 9744
ECS P45T-A (P45 333/800) 9805
Biostar TPower I45 (P45 333/1066) 9786
Intel DG45ID (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 9781
ASUS P5Q-EM (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 9771
ASUS Maximus Extreme (X38 333/1333) 9360
Foxconn DigitaLife X38A (X38 333/800 DDR2) 9415
Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 (X38 333/1066) 9409
ASUS BLITZ Formula (P35 333/1066) 9385
Foxconn MARS (P35 333/1066) 9230
MSI P35 Platinum Combo (P35 333/800 DDR2) 9753
CPU: Points Ranking
ASUS Striker II NSE (NF 790i SLI 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 2392
ASUS P5NT Deluxe (NF 780i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 2377
Asrock Penryn1600SLIX3 Wifi (NF 680i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 2396
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 2345
Biostar TF7150V-M7 (GF 7150 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 2341
ASUS P5E3 Premium/wifi (X48 333/1333) 2391
Gigabyte GA-X48DS5 (X48 333/1066) 2395
MSI X48 Platinum (X48 333/1333) 2367
Gigabyte GA-EP45-DQ6 (P45 333/1066) 2363
ECS P45T-A (P45 333/800) 2389
Biostar TPower I45 (P45 333/1066) 2378
Intel DG45ID (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 2373
ASUS P5Q-EM (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 2382
ASUS Maximus Extreme (X38 333/1333) 2373
Foxconn DigitaLife X38A (X38 333/800 DDR2) 2413
Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 (X38 333/1066) 2399
ASUS BLITZ Formula (P35 333/1066) 2384
Foxconn MARS (P35 333/1066) 2344
MSI P35 Platinum Combo (P35 333/800 DDR2) 2378

Again, the overall performance numbers let the Striker II NSE motherboard down - it's 8% slower in 3DMark Vantage 1.10 than the Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 motherboard.

Sierra FEAR 1.08

Source: Sierra

FEAR is Sierra's latest first person shooter which relies heavily on DirectX 9 features. With its "Soft Shadows" feature enabled, even the fastest videocards run at a crawl, FEAR is definitely the new benchmark for future FPS games to follow. Real-world testing reflects the same problems seen in 3Dmark Vantage - the P5E3 Premium isn't quite as fast as the Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 or MSI X48 Platinum in applications that rely heavily on videocards.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportSierra FEAR 1.08
Minimum 640x480: Points Ranking
ASUS Striker II NSE (NF 790i SLI 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 553
ASUS P5NT Deluxe (NF 780i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 568
Asrock Penryn1600SLIX3 Wifi (NF 680i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 565
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 545
Biostar TF7150V-M7 (GF 7150 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 558
ASUS P5E3 Premium/wifi (X48 333/1333) 568
Gigabyte GA-X48DS5 (X48 333/1066) 562
MSI X48 Platinum (X48 333/1333) 567
Gigabyte GA-EP45-DQ6 (P45 333/1066) 567
ECS P45T-A (P45 333/800) 559
Biostar TPower I45 (P45 333/1066) 553
Intel DG45ID (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 542
ASUS P5Q-EM (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 559
ASUS Maximus Extreme (X38 333/1333) 563
Foxconn DigitaLife X38A (X38 333/800 DDR2) 575
Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 (X38 333/1066) 554
ASUS BLITZ Formula (P35 333/1066) 572
Foxconn MARS (P35 333/1066) 551
MSI P35 Platinum Combo (P35 333/800 DDR2) 545
Maximum 1024x768: Points Ranking
ASUS Striker II NSE (NF 790i SLI 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 123
ASUS P5NT Deluxe (NF 780i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 137
Asrock Penryn1600SLIX3 Wifi (NF 680i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 137
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 134
Biostar TF7150V-M7 (GF 7150 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 122
ASUS P5E3 Premium/wifi (X48 333/1333) 123
Gigabyte GA-X48DS5 (X48 333/1066) 135
MSI X48 Platinum (X48 333/1333) 134
Gigabyte GA-EP45-DQ6 (P45 333/1066) 134
ECS P45T-A (P45 333/800) 137
Biostar TPower I45 (P45 333/1066) 134
Intel DG45ID (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 133
ASUS P5Q-EM (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 133
ASUS Maximus Extreme (X38 333/1333) 124
Foxconn DigitaLife X38A (X38 333/800 DDR2) 130
Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 (X38 333/1066) 124
ASUS BLITZ Formula (P35 333/1066) 125
Foxconn MARS (P35 333/1066) 126
MSI P35 Platinum Combo (P35 333/800 DDR2) 135

The Striker II NSE also has problems with FEAR at 1024 x 768 - it's one of the slower motherboards we've benchmarked, although by only a few percentage points.

We'll see how these scores all add up in the thrilling conclusion to this review of the ASUS Striker II NSE motherboard.

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Contents of Article: ASUS Striker II NSE
 Pg 1.  ASUS Striker II NSE nVidia nForce 790i SLI Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Motherboard Layout and features
 Pg 3.  Enthusiast Friendly Accessories
 Pg 4.  NVIDIA 790i SLI Chipset & Power Draw Tests
 Pg 5.  Motherboard Highlights Photo Gallery
 Pg 6.  Overclocking Test Report & Test System Specs
 Pg 7.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Sysmark 2007
 Pg 8.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Sandra 2008 Processor
 Pg 9.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Sandra 2008 Memory
 Pg 10.  Motherboard Benchmarks: PCMark Vantage
 Pg 11.  — Motherboard Benchmarks: 3DMark Vantage, 3DMark06, FEAR
 Pg 12.  Striker II NSE Enough for Enthusiasts?

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