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Reviewed by: Carl Nelson [02.13.04]
Manufactured by: Gigabyte

Est. Street Price: $180

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HDD Tests

Finally we have some HDD read tests to show you.

NVIDIA does better in every single hard drive test, and let me tell you, it is definitely noticable. Programs install faster, files move faster, and it all leads to an overall smooth feeling across the OS.

One thing that stands out is the CPU utilization. On P4 chipsets, we see CPU usage around 1-2%. With both A64 chipsets, it is in the high 30's. Even the external SATA controller on the K8VNXP was high, in the mid 20's.

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