Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI Motherboard Review :: Performance Charts

03-14-2005 · Category: Motherboards

By Doc Overclock

Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI Motherboard Review


Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI Motherboard Review
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI Motherboard Review
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI Motherboard Review
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI Motherboard Review
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI Motherboard Review
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI Motherboard Review

We tested the board in a variety of ways such as, performance, compatibility and stability as well as system burn-in tests in an effort to get a broader feel for the boards overall capabilities. I think we achieved this very well in this effort. You can configure the board in multiple ways and with a variety of VGA solutions including the 3D1 dual chip single slot SLI emulator card that runs like two 6600GT cards all in a single slot solution. We show scores for the different setups we tested and the results were very good across the board. The board was very stable and ran through all the various tests without any problems whatsoever and I actually kept thinking to myself how easy this board was to work with through the entire procedure. The scores to the 3D1 card are available on the link above if you want to see how it performs with that card. The SLI configuration only showed performance gains in applications that have code written to identify the SLI configuration, otherwise the scores were actually worse than the single card scores.

Test Setup

  • AMD Athlon 64 4000+
  • Gigabyte K8NXP-SLI
  • 1 GB Crucial Ballistix DDR4300 memory
  • 36 GB WD Raptor SATA HDD 10K RPM, 9.3ms seek time
  • NVIDIA reference 6800GT running 66.93 Forceware drivers
  • Asus 16X DVD-ROM
  • ePower 600W PSU
  • Windws XP with SP2
  • DirectX 9.0c

Test Software

  • Sysmark 2004
  • PC Mark 2004
  • 3Dmark 2001
  • 3Dmark 2003
  • Quake3
  • UT2003 (Botmatch/Flyby)
  • SpecViewperf 7

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