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MSI K7N2 DELTA-L vs ASROCK K7S8XE+ THE REMATCH

"MSI K7N2 DELTA-L vs ASROCK K7S8XE+ rematch using software such as SiSoftware Sandra 2004, 3dmark 2001 SE, 3dmark 2003, Glxcess, Doom 3, Serious Sam SE, UT2004, Comanche4, Desert Rats vs Afrika Korps, Far Cry, Haegemonia, Painkiller, Unreal 2 and X2."

NFORCE2 vs SIS748

"We originally reviewed the two motherboards used in this review in MSI K7N2 Delta-L motherboard review, in that review MSI K7N2 offered better performance than the ASROCK K7S8XE+. With the release of the 1.91a performance bios for the ASROCK K7S8XE+ motherboard we felt that a rematch was called for. We are also using dual channel for MSI K7N2 motherboard unlike in the original review when we used single channel. The ASROCK K7S8XE+ has no support for dual channel so please bare this in mind when viewing the results. Another difference is the amount of software we have used for testing. in the original review we used a total of 9 different software titles. In this rematch we have used a total of 14 different titles both new and old to show real performance."

NAME CHIPSET MEMORY FSB AGP BIOS SPECIAL FEATURE PRICE
MSI K7N2 DELTA-L NFORCE2 ULTRA 400 400DDR 400FSB 8x v5.8 DUAL CHANNEL $60/43
ASROCK K7S8XE+ SIS 748 400DDR 400FSB 8x v1.91A HYBRID BOOSTER $49/27
NAME CHIPSET MEMORY FSB AGP BIOS SPECIAL FEATURE PRICE

GENERAL SYSTEM INFORMATION

PROCESSOR AMD ATHLON XP 3200
VIDEO CARD MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT
NVIDIA DRIVER FORCEWARE v61.77
MOTHERBOARD MSI K7N2 DELTA-L
ASROCK K7S8XE+
MEMORY 2x512MB OCZ GOLD XTC PC3200 DDR
OPERATING SYSTEM WINDOWS XP
DIRECTX VERSION v9.0c

SISOFTWARE SANDRA 2004

PROCESSOR ALU DHRYSTONE

MSI K7N2 DELTA-L8297
ASROCK K7S8XE+ (1.91A)8417
ASROCK K7S8XE+ (1.90)8391

PROCESSOR FPU WHETSTONE

MSI K7N2 DELTA-L3471
ASROCK K7S8XE+ (1.91A)3469
ASROCK K7S8XE+ (1.90)3468

MSI K7N2 DELTA-L ASROCK K7S8XE+ (1.91A) ASROCK K7S8XE+ (1.90)

COMMENT "This is just a basic cpu test to verify that the processor is running at the same speed on the two motherboards. As you can see using the 1.91A Bios on the ASROCK K7S8XE+ the cpu is running about 2% faster than MSI K7N2 Delta-L motherboard."

SISOFTWARE SANDRA 2004

MEMORY BANDWIDTH INTEGER

MSI K7N2 DELTA-L2992
ASROCK K7S8XE+ (1.91A)2729
ASROCK K7S8XE+ (1.90)2376

MEMORY BANDWIDTH FLOATING POINT

MSI K7N2 DELTA-L2802
ASROCK K7S8XE+ (1.91A)2555
ASROCK K7S8XE+ (1.90)2234

MSI K7N2 DELTA-L ASROCK K7S8XE+ (1.91A) ASROCK K7S8XE+ (1.90)

COMMENT "MSI K7N2 Delta-L should win this memory bandwidth test easily due to it's use of dual channel memory. The ASROCK K7S8XE+ doesn't have dual channel memory which is why it's performance is 10% lower."

SYNTHETIC BENCHMARKS

3DMARK 2001 SE

MSI K7N2 DELTA-L14713
ASROCK K7S8XE+ (1.91A)13449
ASROCK K7S8XE+ (1.90)12672

3DMARK 2003

MSI K7N2 DELTA-L5140
ASROCK K7S8XE+ (1.91A)4974
ASROCK K7S8XE+ (1.90)4885

GLEXCESS

MSI K7N2 DELTA-L11349
ASROCK K7S8XE+ (1.91A)11585
ASROCK K7S8XE+ (1.90)11538

MSI K7N2 DELTA-L ASROCK K7S8XE+ (1.91A) ASROCK K7S8XE+ (1.90)

COMMENT " MSI K7N2 Delta-L puts in a great performance with 3dmark 2001 SE, it finishs 9% clear of the ASROCK K7S8XE+. However using 3dmark 2003 MSI K7N2 Delta-L can only deliver a 4% increase over the ASROCK K7S8XE+. A big surprise was the Glexcess result because the ASROCK K7S8XE+ beat MSI K7N2 Delta-L by 3%."

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

3DMARK 2001 SE

1024x768 Resolution
32Bit color
D3D Hardware T&L
Antialiasing Disabled
Double Frame Buffer
Compressed Texture Format
24Bit Z-Buffer Depth

3DMARK 2003

1024x768 Resolution
No Pixel Processing
Optimal Texture Filtering
4x Max Anisotropy
Optimal Vertex Shaders
No Repeat Tests
No Fixed Framerate

GLEXCESS5

1024x768 Resolution
Scene 1 Intro
Scene 2 Waver
Scene 3 Facescape
Scene 4 Exploding Logo

ADVANCED OPTIONS DISABLED

MSI K7N2 DELTA-L65
ASROCK K7S8XE+ (1.91A)68
ASROCK K7S8XE+ (1.90)66

ADVANCED OPTIONS ENABLED

MSI K7N2 DELTA-L44
ASROCK K7S8XE+ (1.91A)46
ASROCK K7S8XE+ (1.90)46

MSI K7N2 DELTA-L ASROCK K7S8XE+ (1.91A) ASROCK K7S8XE+ (1.90)

COMMENT "Doom 3 was another big surprise like Glexcess, the ASROCK K7S8XE+ beat MSI K7N2 Delta-L by 5%."

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

1024x768 Screen Size
Fullscreen Enabled
Vertical Sync Disabled
Demo1 Benchmark

OPTIONS DISABLED

Bump Maps Disabled
Shadows Disabled
Special Effects Disabled
Specular Disabled
Antialiasing Disabled

OPTIONS ENABLED

Bump Maps Enabled
Shadows Disabled
Special Effects Enabled
Specular Enabled
Antialiasing Disabled

SERIOUS SAM SE

CITADEL

MSI K7N2 DELTA-L129
ASROCK K7S8XE+ (1.91A)126
ASROCK K7S8XE+ (1.90)120

ELEPHANT ATRIUM

MSI K7N2 DELTA-L126
ASROCK K7S8XE+ (1.91A)125
ASROCK K7S8XE+ (1.90)123

GRAND CATHEDRAL

MSI K7N2 DELTA-L107
ASROCK K7S8XE+ (1.91A)101
ASROCK K7S8XE+ (1.90)97

MSI K7N2 DELTA-L ASROCK K7S8XE+ (1.91A) ASROCK K7S8XE+ (1.90)

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

1024x768 Resolution
Fullscreen Enabled
Extreme Quality Settings
Large Texture Size
Optimal Texture Quality
Detail Textures Enabled

COMMENT "The Serious Sam SE result was more of the same for MSI K7N2 Delta-L when it beat the ASROCK K7S8XE+ by 1% to 6%."

MSI K7N2 DELTA-L vs ASROCK K7S8XE+

PAGE 1 MSI K7N2 DELTA-L vs ASROCK K7S8XE+ INTRODUCTION
PAGE 2 GAMES BENCHMARKS AND FINAL RESULT

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