ECS KA3-MVP Extreme Motherboard Review :: Test Setup And Procedure

07-11-2006 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun


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ECS KA3-MVP Extreme Motherboard Review
ECS KA3-MVP Extreme Motherboard Review
ECS KA3-MVP Extreme Motherboard Review
ECS KA3-MVP Extreme Motherboard Review
ECS KA3-MVP Extreme Motherboard Review

Anytime a new motherboard chipset for a new CPU Socket is released we take a long hard look at our test platform. Recently we updated our Pentium 4 LGA-775 platform, and with the release of the AMD M2 platform we decided to include the same basic hardware and benchmarks. SuperPi is a test on how fast the CPU can calculate a number of digits of Pi (we use 1 million). FEAR is the latest FPS game and a good overall test. PCMark05 is the latest test from Bapco. 3Dmark03 is outdated today and 3Dmark06 replaces it in our lineup.


Test System

  • AMD Athlon 64 4000+ CPU
  • 2GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2 800 memory
  • 2 74GB WD Raptor 10000RPM SATA HDDs
  • XFX 7900GT video card running 91.31 Forceware
  • Windows XP with SP2
  • DirectX 9.0c
  • ASUS DVD-ROM 16X
  • Ultra XF600 Power Supply

Test Software

  • 3Dmark06
  • 3Dmark05
  • Doom3 1024x768 HQ mode, no AA no AF, Timedemo 1
  • FEAR 1024x768 max settings no AA no AF
  • Aquamark 3 Timedemo default settings 1024x768 32-bit no AA no AF
  • PCMark05
  • PCMark04 Memory
  • Sisoft Sandra 2005 Memory test
  • SuperPi (1 Million digits)
  • Sysmark 2004