ASUS M2N32-SLI Premium Vista Edition Motherboard Review :: Test Setup and Procedures

03-08-2007 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

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ASUS M2N32-SLI Premium Vista Edition Motherboard Review
ASUS M2N32-SLI Premium Vista Edition Motherboard Review
ASUS M2N32-SLI Premium Vista Edition Motherboard Review
ASUS M2N32-SLI Premium Vista Edition Motherboard Review
ASUS M2N32-SLI Premium Vista Edition Motherboard Review

With the release of Microsoft Vista it is almost time to change our motherboard test platforms to the new operating system. I'd imagine that this will happen over the next few months as it takes a lot of testing. One thing we'll have to wait for Vista performance in NVIDIA's drivers to match XP performance. In the meantime each motherboard I review will be reviewed with the tests using XP, but Vista Ultimate Edition also installed to see if there are any issues with the new OS and a new motherboard.


Test System

  • Test System
  • M2N32-SLI Premium Vista Edition
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Dual Core
  • 2 GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2 667MHz memory
  • XFX 7900GT video card running 520MHz/720MHz core/memory
  • ASUS 16X DVD-ROM Drive
  • Ultra X-Finity 600W PSU
  • Windows XP with SP2
  • DirectX 9.0c

Test Software

  • FEAR 1024x768 max settings except Soft Shadows disabled Performance demo
  • Doom 3 1024x768 HQ settings Timedemo demo1
  • Aquamark 3 1024x768 no AA 4x AF, Default demo
  • 3DMark06 Default run 1280x1024
  • 3DMark05 Default run 1024x768
  • PCMark04 Memory test
  • Sisoft Sandra 2005 SR2 Memory test
  • PCMark05
  • SuperPi
  • Sysmark 2004 Patch 2