MSI K9A Platinum Motherboard Review :: Test Setup And Procedure

08-31-2006 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

CPUz


MSI K9A Platinum Motherboard Review
MSI K9A Platinum Motherboard Review
MSI K9A Platinum Motherboard Review
MSI K9A Platinum Motherboard Review

Our AMD test platform has evolved greatly since the advent of the Socket 754 Athlon 64 CPUs. The Ultra X-Finity 600W PSU is sufficient for most uses, but will likely be replaced by a higher rated PSU in the near future due to the power requirements of Quad SLI 7950 cards. The 7900GT is one of XFX's overclocked models with a 520MHz core and a 1.44GHz memory frequency.


Test System

  • AMD Athlon 64 5000+ Socket AM2
  • 2GB of Crucial Ballistix DDR 667 memory
  • 2 74GB Western Digital SATA HDDs 10000 RPMs
  • AVC Cooler
  • Ultra X-Finity 600W PSU
  • ASUS 16x DVD-ROM
  • XFX GeForce 7900GT running 520 MHz core/750MHz memory with Forceware 91.31
  • Windows XP with SP2
  • DirectX 9.0c

Test Software

  • Sysmark 2004 Patch 2
  • PCMark05
  • PCMark04 Memory Test
  • Sisoft Sandra 2005 Memory test
  • SuperPi 1 million digits calculated
  • Aquamark 3 default run
  • Doom 3 1024x768 HQ no AA no AF
  • F.E.A.R. 1024x768 Max settings no AA no AF
  • 3Dmark06 default run 1280x1024
  • 3Dmark05 default run 1024x768