ASUS P6T Deluxe Motherboard Review :: Test Setup and Performance

12-09-2008 · Category: Motherboards

By Ben Sun

Every time we have a new CPU or chipset platform we change our test platform to meet the needs of the current tests. The 8800GTS 320MB video card we've used in previous platforms is now over 3 years old and the ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB is a good replacement for it, offering high performance at a reasonable price. The second consideration on an X58 chipset is triple memory channels. Due to the fact that the Intel X-25 SSD HDD does not hold enough space to run all the tests, I kept the 2 74GB WD Raptors as part of the test platform and retested the motherboard with the listed specs.


Test System

  • Intel Core i7 920 running at 2.67GHz
  • Kingston 3GB DDDR 3 KHX 16000 3GX Triple Channel
  • 2 WD Raptor SATA HDDs running in RAID 0 Mode
  • ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB video card running Catalyst 8.10
  • CoolerMaster 1250W PSU
  • Windows Vista 32-bit Business with SP1 installed

Tests

  • Sysmark 2007 Preview Patch 3
  • PCMark05/Vantage
  • 3DMark06/Vantage
  • x.264
  • 7zip
  • wPrime
  • CPUBench 2003
  • Crystalmark 2004