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Reviewed by: Carl Nelson [03.07.05]
Manufactured by: Soltek

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The Test

To test performance, we put the SL-K890 Pro939 up against Gigabyte's K8NX-9, which is based on the NVIDIA NFORCE4 Ultra chipset.

Test bench specs are as follows:

CPU: AMD Athlon64 3000+ (Winchester @ 1.8 GHz w/ 512 KB cache)
Memory: Kingston HyperX PC4300 3-4-4-8
Video: GeForce 6600GT PCI-E w/ ForceWare 71.23
Hard Drive: Maxtor Diamondmax 10 7200 RPM 250GB SATA

Chipset Drivers for Soltek SL-K890 Pro939: VIA 4in1 4.55
Chipset Drivers for the Gigabyte K8NXP-9: NVIDIA NF4 Standalone 6.39

OS Version: WinXP Professional w/ SP2, DirectX 9.0c

Thanks to for supplying us with the CPU.

Memory Bandwidth

As usual, we start off with a Memory Bandwidth test. Even though the memory controller is on the CPU itself, and these results should be identical, that is not always the case across different chipsets:

As expected, the memory bandwidth results are almost identical. NF4 has a very slight edge, but 50 MB/s of memory bandwidth isn't going to mean much in real world tests.

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