EPoX Optimus EP-AD580 XR Motherboard Review :: Test Setup And Procedures

04-30-2007 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

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EPoX Optimus EP-AD580 XR Motherboard Review
EPoX Optimus EP-AD580 XR Motherboard Review
EPoX Optimus EP-AD580 XR Motherboard Review
EPoX Optimus EP-AD580 XR Motherboard Review
EPoX Optimus EP-AD580 XR Motherboard Review

Windows Vista was released in January. Unfortunately, not all of the tests we use for motherboard testing are compatible with the new OS. Once Sysmark 2007 is released and a DX10 game or two is released our testing system and tests will evolve to meet the new needs of the new OS. NVIDIA and ATI drivers are not yet up to par with the new OS, meaning that performance in games and applications will likely be less with the new OS.


Test System

  • AMD Athlon 64 5000+
  • 2 GB Corsair XMS2 6400 DDR2 memory
  • 2 74GB Western Digital Raptor SATA HDDs\
  • XFX 7900GT running 91.47 Forceware drivers 520MHz core/720MHz memory
  • ASUS 16x DVD-ROM
  • Ultra X-Finity 600W PSU
  • Windows XP with SP2
  • DirectX 9.0c

Test Software

  • FEAR 1024x768 no AA no AF
  • Aquamark 3 1024x768 no AA 4x AF Default run
  • Doom 3 1024x768 no AA no AF, Timedemo Demo1
  • 3DMark06 Default run 1280x1024
  • 3DMark05 Default run 1024x768
  • Sysmark 2004 Patch 2
  • PCMark05
  • PCMark04 memory test
  • Sisoft Sandra 2005 SR2 memory test
  • SuperPi 1 million digits calculated