Abit AN8 32X Motherboard Review :: Test Setup and Procedures

03-05-2006 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

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Abit AN8 32X Motherboard Review
Abit AN8 32X Motherboard Review
Abit AN8 32X Motherboard Review
Abit AN8 32X Motherboard Review
Abit AN8 32X Motherboard Review

Our test system will likely be changed in the near future for the Socket AM2 platform from AMD. In the meantime, the benchmarks we use are relevant to today's games and systems. When we move to a new platform it's necessary to test at least 5 motherboards on the same system, CPU, memory, HDD, video card. It's interesting the evolution of AMD CPUs in the last two years.


Standard Test System

  • AMD Athlon 64 4000+
  • 1GB Crucial Ballistix DDR400 memory
  • 2 74GB WD Raptor SATA HDDs in RAID 0 mode
  • 6800GT with 81.98 Forceware drivers
  • Windows XP with SP2
  • DirectX 9.0c

Test Software

  • Aquamark 3
  • HL2
  • Sysmark 2004
  • PCMark04
  • PCMark04 Memory
  • Sisoft Sandra 2005 Memory Test
  • Doom3
  • 3DMark05
  • 3DMark03