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By: Carl Nelson [03.31.05]
Manufactured by: DFI 

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The Test

To test performance of the NF4 Ultra-D, we compared it to one other NF4 Ultra board, the Gigabyte K8NX-9.. We also threw in Soltek's SL-K890 Pro-939, which is based on the VIA K8T890 chipset.

Test benches were setup as follows:

CPU: AMD Athlon64 3000+ (Winchester @ 1.8 GHz w/ 512 KB cache)
Memory: Kingston HyperX PC4300 3-4-4-8, 1T timing
Video: GeForce 6600GT PCI-E w/ ForceWare 71.23
Hard Drive: Maxtor Diamondmax 10 7200 RPM 250GB SATA

Chipset Drivers for SL-K890 Pro939 & K8VT890-9 : 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.

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 scores here are nearly identical. This should be expected, because the memory controller is on the CPU itself. Ideally, motherboard shouldn't influence this score at all.

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