ABIT KN9 SLI Motherboard Review :: Test Setup And Procedure

08-04-2006 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

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ABIT KN9 SLI Motherboard Review
ABIT KN9 SLI Motherboard Review
ABIT KN9 SLI Motherboard Review

One thing to consider when comparing AMD motherboards is that the memory controller is on the CPU. That's one of the reasons you see little difference in performance on the AMD AM2 platform. NVIDIA is overclocking the PCI Express bus with their LinkBoost technology to give it a little edge with their chipset, but that is only on their highest-end motherboard chipset.

Test System

  • AMD Athlon 64 5000+ AM2
  • ABIT KN9-SLI motherboard
  • 2 GB Crucial DDR2 1066 MHz
  • 2 WD 74GB Raptor SATA HDDs 10000 RPM
  • XFX 7900GT running at 520 MHz core/720 MHz memory
  • Ultra Xfinity 600W PSU
  • ASUS 16x DVD-ROM
  • Windows XP with SP2
  • DirectX 9.0c

Test Software

  • FEAR max settings 1024x768 no AA no AF Performance test
  • Aquamark 3 1024x768 no AA 4x AF
  • Doom3 HQ Settings 1024x768 no AA no AF Timedemo 1
  • 3Dmark06 default run 1280x1024
  • 3Dmark05 Default run 1024x768
  • Sisoft Sandra 2005 Memory test
  • PCMark05 Default run
  • PCMark04 memory test
  • SuperPi 1 Million digits calculated
  • Sysmark 2004 Patch 2