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The Test Processors:

Individual Test Systems:

  • Intel P4 3.2 “C”, Intel P4 3.2 “E”, Intel P4 3.2 “EE”, Intel P4 3.4″EE” — ABIT IC7-MAX3 (Intel 875P), 1GB (2x512MB) Kingston PC3500 HyperX @ DDR400 (2-3-2-5), nVidia 5900 Ultra 256mb(Forceware 53.03 drivers), 120GB Seagate SATA150 HDD, Windows XP w/SP1 and DX9B.
  • AMD A64 FX-51 — ASUS SK8N (nForce3-150 w/ 3.13 Forceware Drivers), 1GB (2x512MB) Corsair PC3200 Registered XMS @ DDR400 (2-3-2-5), nVidia 5900 Ultra 256mb(Forceware 53.03 drivers), 120GB Seagate SATA150 HDD, Windows XP w/SP1 and DX9B.
  • AMD A64 3000+ — Chaintech ZNF3-150 (nForce3-150 w/ 3.13 Forceware Drivers), 1GB (2x512MB) Kingston PC3500 HyperX @ DDR400 (2-3-2-5), nVidia 5900 Ultra 256mb(Forceware 53.03 drivers), 120GB Seagate SATA150 HDD, Windows XP w/SP1 and DX9B.
  • AMD Athlon XP 3200+ Barton — ABIT AN7 (nForce2 Ultra 400 w/ 3.13 Forceware Drivers), 1GB (2x512MB) Kingston PC3500 HyperX @ DDR400 (2-3-2-5), nVidia 5900 Ultra 256mb(Forceware 53.03 drivers), 120GB Seagate SATA150 HDD, Windows XP w/SP1 and DX9B.

Testing Procedure :

All testing was done on a fresh install of Windows XP Professional build 2600 with Service Pack 1A and DirectX 9.0b. All benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no other software programs running. No overclocking was done on the video card durning any of this review. We did disable the audio, USB, Firewire, and lan features if found in the BIOS menu for all the testing completed during this review.

Now for the results!

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