MSI P45 Platinum Motherboard Review :: Test Setup and Performance

07-20-2008 · Category: Motherboards

By Ben Sun

Due to the use of DDR2 memory, the MSI board was tested with the E6750 instead of the QX9770 CPU that we use with our DDR3 motherboards. Whenever we change a motherboard platform we need to test five motherboards and with the P45 not officially supporting the QX9770 it was felt that it is better to test with the older CPU.

  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6750
  • 2GB Crucial Tracer DDR2-1066MHz memory
  • 2 74GB WD Raptor SATA HDDs in RAID 0 Mode
  • EVGA GeForce 8800GTS SSC video card running 175.16 Forceware drivers
  • ASUS 16X DVD-ROM
  • Rosewill 950W PSU
  • Windows Vista 32-bit Business with SP1

Test Software

  • Sysmark 2007 Preview Patch 3
  • 3DMark05/06
  • PCMark05
  • SpecViewPerf 10
  • PiFast
  • wPrime95
  • Sisoft Sandra X1 CPU Processing benchmark
  • Aquamark 3