XFX nForce 630i / GeForce 7150 Review :: Test Setup and Procedures

02-29-2008 · Category: Motherboards

By Ben Sun

Due to the inability of the integrated graphics to run DirectX 10 games (lack of SM 4.0 functionality), we decided not to run the standard tests for video cards as most of our tests involve DirectX 10 games like Crysis, Bioshock, Stalker, Lost Planet. This board is targeted to the Home Theater PC market anyway, and the proliferation of Vista OS on the market means that there’s not much sense in having a DirectX 9 platform for integrated graphics when DirectX 10 integrated graphics will be the norm in the near future.

Test System

  • Motherboard: XFX nForce 630a and GeForce 7150 motherboard
  • Processor: Intel Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 running 2.66GHZ
  • CPU Cooling: CoolerMaster Hyper-TX2
  • Memory: Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR2  1200MHz
  • 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

  • SYSmark 2007 Preview
  • 3Dmark 05/06
  • PCMark 2005
  • CPU Bench
  • Crystal Mark
  • SiSoft Sandra
  • Aquamark 3
  • PiFast
  • Specview10