The Chaintech motherboard I am using for testing has been a joy to work with. I would like to thank Ruby at Chaintech USA
for sending us this sample that will be used in a future socket 775 comparison article. Originally, I had intended to use my MSI 915G combo board and DDR2 memory, however a faulty mosfet ended my testing approximately mid-way through data collection, and I was unable to get replacement board from reseller as they were out of stock. This gave me a perfect excuse to try the Chaintech board and I was not disappointed. Good overclocking abilities were demonstrated during this data collection process, although I did need to basically start from scratch again due to different board/platform being used.
For testing, each of the cards were benchmarked with the CPU at default FSB/3.0GHz, 240FSB/3.6GHz (highest stable 3D for PCX5900) and again at 250FSB for a final overclock of 3.75GHz on the 530 LGA 3.0GHz CPU. Benches for this higher level are blank for the PCX5900 as of course the video card and system would not post with this card installed at the higher bus levels. The Abit card I decided to bench at default or non-turbo and also turbo speeds to illustrate any advantages of running the card in turbo mode, which is an extra feature of this card.
Benchmarks used are as follows:Futuremark 3DMark 2001SE
UT 2003 DM-Antalus 102x768x32 High Details
Doom3 640x480-Low Details (no tweaks)
Doom3 1024x768-High Details (no tweaks)
Far Cry 1.1-PC Games Hardware Demo 1024x768x32-High Details
Onto the results ->