GIGABYTE M57SLI-S4 Motherboard Review :: Test Setup And Procedures

06-13-2006 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

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GIGABYTE M57SLI-S4 Motherboard Review
GIGABYTE M57SLI-S4 Motherboard Review
GIGABYTE M57SLI-S4 Motherboard Review
GIGABYTE M57SLI-S4 Motherboard Review
GIGABYTE M57SLI-S4 Motherboard Review

I've been having a lot of trouble running PCMark04 on the test bench with the new platform. Replacing it is PCMark05, the newer version of the benchmark. We've also added 3DMark06 to se the latest version of that benchmark in our test suite. Performance on the board is not likely to match the 590 board, without LinkBoost and EPP memory it should be an interesting battle.


Test System

  • AMD AM2 Athlon64 5000+ 2.6GHz
  • 2GB Corsair DDR2 1067MHz CAS4 memory
  • 2 74GB WD Raptor 10,000 RPM HDDs
  • XFX 7800GT video card running 84.21 Forceware
  • ASUS 16x DVD-ROM
  • Windows XP with SP2
  • DirectX 9.0c

Test Software

  • FEAR 1024x768
  • Doom 3 HQ settings 1024x768
  • Sysmark 2004
  • 3DMark06
  • 3DMark05
  • 3DMark03
  • PCMark05
  • Sisoft Sandra 2005 Memory Test
  • PCMark04 Memory Test
  • Aquamark 3