ASUS P5K Deluxe Wi-Fi AP Edition Review :: Test System and Software

02-08-2008 · Category: Motherboards

By Doc Overclock

Test System

  • Motherboard: Asus P5E3 Deluxe
  • Processor: Intel QX9770 running 3.2GHz
  • CPU Cooling: CoolerMaster Hyper-TX2
  • Memory: Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR3  1600MHz
  • Video: EVGA 8800GTS 320M
  • PSU: CoolerMaster: 850W SLI Approved
  • Hard Drives: Dual WD Raptor 75GB SATA150 RAID 0

System Drivers

  • NVIDIA VGA Driver 169.25
  • Windows Vista Home Premium Edition

Test Software

  • 3Dmark 05/06
  • PCMark 2005
  • CPU Bench
  • Crystal Mark
  • SiSoft Sandra
  • PiFast

Whenever a new technology such as DDR3 comes along, we update our testing to show performance with the latest and greatest CPU. After all, while the X38 chipset supports the earlier 6870 CPUs, it is meant for the hardcore enthusiast. While the tests remain the same as on the new P35 platform, the CPU being used is the new Intel QX9770 running at 3.2GHz. This brings the current top of the line Yorkfield CPU to our test platform.