ASUS P5AD2-E Motherboard Review :: Performance Charts

01-06-2005 · Category: Motherboards

By Doc Overclock

ASUS P5AD2-E Motherboard Review
ASUS P5AD2-E Motherboard Review
ASUS P5AD2-E Motherboard Review


ASUS P5AD2-E Motherboard Review

I used many different brands and speeds of DDR2 memory during the testing phase of this review in an effort to see how compatible the P5AD2-E performed in both the standard and overclocked mode. We also use a myriad of PCIe 3D cards in that same vein, and the P5AD2-E was a flawless piece of clockwork that had no problems with either ATI or NVIDIA chipset based cards. The board was not only fast as lighting it was also very stable and ran at full load for several hours with a CPU heat of 131.5 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature was gauged while the board was enclosed inside of a Cooler Master Wave Master case using only air cooling. The board was rock solid stable in both the real world daily usage arena and the multitude of testing software used to determine its performance scores. For testing this round we used two different CPU's one was the standard 3.4GHz EE running@800MHz and the other was the new 3.46GHz EE running@1066MHz. The 3.4GHz EE is the CPU used in all our comparisons charts for the LGA775 platform so the scores shown are based off that CPU.

Test System

  • Asus P5AD2-E motherboard
  • P4 3.4GHz EE 800MHz /3.46Ghz EE 1066MHz
  • 1 GB Crucial Ballistyx DDR2 533 MHz memory
  • nVidia GEFORCE 6800GT reference card running 66.71 drivers
  • Windows XP with SP2
  • DirectX 9.0c
  • On-board sound disabled
  • 2X 36GB SATA Raptor 10,000 RPM RAID 0

Software

  • Sysmark 2004 Patch 2
  • 3dmark 2003 Build 340
  • 3dmark 2001 Build 330
  • PCMark04
  • Quake 3 Timedemo 1
  • UT2003 Flyby and Botmatch
  • DivX

Scores Using 3.4GHz @1066MHz FSB

  • Sysmark 2004 Patch 2 - 205
  • 3dmark 2003 Build 340 - 12571
  • 3dmark 2001 Build 330 - 22988
  • PCMark04 - 5591
  • Quake 3 Timedemo 1 - 510.9
  • UT2003 Flyby and Botmatch - 298.8/105.1
  • DivX - 55.1

Scores Using 3.4EEGHz @800MHz FSB

Motherboard Test Result Graph

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