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Reviewed by: Carl Nelson [12.21.04]
Manufactured by: DFI

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Let's get right to it:

With every test we look at, it appears that the newer DDR2 chipsets don't stand up to the tried and true DDR powered 875P chipset. Even though the DDR memory we're using has quite relaxed timings, it's nothing compared to the DDR2 we're using. That is why you're seeing such poor performance from the new chipsets. Keep in mind that for these tests, we downclocked the X600XT to match the 9600XT AGP card we're using. We did this in order to remove the video card from the equation in these test results. In the real world, the X600XT will perform better in games (and is available for around the same price).

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