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    - Intel Core i7-965 XE & Core i7-920 Review

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    - AMD 780G Chipset Review

  • Video Cards






  • Intel Performance Test System
    Processor: Intel Pentium III@1Ghz
    Heatsink: CoolerMaster DP5-6H51
    Memory: 128 MB Micron PC133 CAS2 SDRAM
    Motherboard: Asus CUSL2 815
    Hard-Drive: 30 gigabyte Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM ATA2 (ATA66)
    Sound: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live
    CD/DVD: Toshiba CD-M1402
    Power Supply: Sparkle 300 watt
    Operating System: Windows 98 Second Edition/Windows 2000 Professional

    AMD Performance Test System
    Processor: AMD Athlon "Thunderbird"@1Ghz
    Heatsink: CoolerMaster DP5-6H51
    Memory: 128 MB Micron PC133 CAS2 SDRAM
    Motherboard: Asus A7V
    Hard-Drive: 30 gigabyte Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM ATA2 (ATA66)
    Sound: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live
    CD/DVD: Toshiba CD-M1402
    Power Supply: Sparkle 300 watt
    Operating System: Windows 98 Second Edition/Windows 2000 Professional

    Intel Value Test System
    Processor: Intel Celeron@600Mhz
    Heatsink: CoolerMaster DP5-6H51
    Memory: 128 MB Micron PC133 CAS2 SDRAM
    Motherboard: Asus CUSL2 815
    Video Card: Leadtek GeForce2 GTS (64MB) with Nvidia Reference Drivers (Detonator 3, ver. 6.18)
    Hard-Drive: 30 gigabyte Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM ATA2 (ATA66)
    Sound: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live
    CD/DVD: Toshiba CD-M1402
    Power Supply: Sparkle 300 watt
    Operating System: Windows 98 Second Edition/Windows 2000 Professional

    AMD Value Test System
    Processor: AMD Duron@700Mhz
    Heatsink: CoolerMaster DP5-6H51
    Memory: 128 MB Corsair PC133 CAS2 SDRAM
    Motherboard: Gigabyte 7ZX
    Video Card: Leadtek GeForce2 GTS (64MB) with Nvidia Reference Drivers (Detonator 3, ver. 6.18)
    Hard-Drive: 30 gigabyte Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM ATA2 (ATA66)
    Sound: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live
    CD/DVD: Toshiba CD-M1402
    Power Supply: Sparkle 300 watt
    Operating System: Windows 98 Second Edition/Windows 2000 Professional

    Software/Test settings
    Common: Windows 98 Second Edition, Direct-X 7.0A, V-Sync was disabled
    Common: Windows 2000 Professional, V-Sync was disabled

    Video Cards Tested
    Asus v7700 GeForce2 GTS Deluxe 32MB with NVIDIA's officially released reference drivers version 6.18
    Leadtek WinFast GeForce2 GTS 32MB with NVIDIA's officially released reference drivers version 6.18

    On to the benchmarks!





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