Legit Motherboard Reviews
ASUS P5WD2 Premium 955X Motherboard Review
|Date:||Wed, Aug 17, 2005 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Rich Caporali|
SiSoft Sandra 2005 is one of the leading providers of computer analysis, diagnostic and benchmarking software. SANDRA is used by almost 400 world-wide IT publications, magazines, review sites to analyse the performance of today?s computers. Over 4,000 on-line reviews of computer hardware that use SANDRA are catalogued on the company?s website alone. SiSoft Sandra benchmarks show the power of emerging new technologies like multi-core, Wireless MMX, AMD64/EM64T, IA64, NUMA, SMT (Hyper-Threading), SMP (multi-threading), SSE2, SSE, 3DNow! Enhanced, 3DNow!, Enhanced MMX and MMX.
Everest 2.0 is a professional system information, diagnostics and benchmarking program for Win32 platforms. It extracts details of all components of the PC. It also tests the actual read and write speeds of your memory to give a fairly accurate look of true memory performance.
ScienceMark 2.0 Final
Science Mark 2.0 is an attempt to put the truth behind benchmarking. In an attempt to model real world demands and performance, ScienceMark 2.0 is a suite of high-performance benchmarks that realistically stress system performance without architectural bias. All of our testing was completed on the 32 Bit Final benchmark version that is dated March 21st 2005.
I chose to run a couple of memory test at different timings. One major bonus of this board is the available memory voltages, I could push the memory voltage up to a robust 2.3V, quite a contrast from the 1.95-2.0V found on other boards. The ability to use 2.3V came in handy pushing the PC5400UL memory from Corsair to its limit. For some more results using this memory and motherboard, make sure you check outs Nate's review of this fantastic Corsair memory.
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Page 1 - Introduction
Page 2 - Board Layout
Page 3 - Board Layout continued
Page 4 - BIOS
Page 5 - Software and Testing
Page 6 - CPU Testing
Page 7 - Memory Testing
Page 8 - Graphics Testing
Page 9 - Final Thoughts