Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 Motherboard Review :: Test Setup And Procedure

09-29-2006 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

CPUz


Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 Motherboard Review
Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 Motherboard Review
Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 Motherboard Review
Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 Motherboard Review
Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 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
  • XFX 7900GT running 520MHz core/720MHz memory clocks running 91.47 Forceware
  • Ultra X-Finity 600W PSU
  • ASUS 16x DVD-ROM
  • 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