ASUS P5WD2-E Premium Motherboard Review :: Test System and Setup

05-16-2006 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

One note about the CPU we use in testing. You'll notice it reads 2800MHz instead of 3800MHz when using CPUZ. The BIOS and Sisoft Sandra 2005 both read the CPU operating at 3.8GHz, but for some reason every motherboard tested reads 2.8GHz with CPUZ on the same CPU. Performance is what one would expect from a 3.8GHz CPU, so I would consider it an issue with CPUZ and not our test bed.

Test System

  • Intel Pentium 4 670 3.8GHz
  • 1GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2 667MHz memory
  • 2 74GB WD Raptor SATA HDDs 10K RPM
  • XFX 7800GT video card running 84.21 Forceware
  • ASUS 16x DVD-ROM
  • Windows XP with SP2
  • DirectX 9.0c

Test Software

  • FEAR 1024x768, 1280x960, 1600x1200 no AA no AF, 4x AA 16x AF
  • Doom 3 HQ settings 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1600x1200 no AA no AF, 4x AA 16x AF
  • Sysmark 2004
  • 3DMark05
  • 3DMark03
  • Sisoft Sandra 2005 Memory Test
  • PCMark04
  • PCMark04 Memory Test
  • Aquamark 3