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ECS NFORCE4 A939

"This review compares two budget motherboards the ECS Nforce4 A939 (Nforce4) and the Asrock 939 Dual Sata2 (ULI M1695) using a GeForce 6600 GT and Athlon64 3000. We have used the following software for testing:- 3dmark 2001 SE, 3dmark 2003, 3dmark 2005, 3dmark 2006 and Pcmark 2005."

ECS NFORCE4 A939

GENERAL SYSTEM INFORMATION

MOTHERBOARD ECS NFORCE4 A939
NVIDIA NFORCE4 DRIVER v6.70
MOTHERBOARD ASROCK 939 DUAL SATA 2
ULI INTEGRATED DRIVER v2.20
PROCESSOR AMD ATHLON64 3000
VIDEO CARD MSI GEFORCE 6600 GT
NVIDIA DRIVER FORCEWARE v84.21
MEMORY 2 x 512MB OCZ GOLD XTC PC3200 DDR
OPERATING SYSTEM WINDOWS XP
DIRECTX VERSION v9.0c

PCMARK 2005

FINAL SCORE

ECS NFORCE4 A9393100
ASROCK 939 DUAL SATA22915

CPU SCORE

ECS NFORCE4 A9392633
ASROCK 939 DUAL SATA22607

MEMORY SCORE

ECS NFORCE4 A9393503
ASROCK 939 DUAL SATA23467

GRAPHICS

ECS NFORCE4 A9393505
ASROCK 939 DUAL SATA23407

HDD SCORE

ECS NFORCE4 A9393075
ASROCK 939 DUAL SATA22947

ECS NFORCE4 A939 ASROCK 939 DUAL SATA2

COMMENT "For out first test we have choosen PCMARK 2005, it has a variety of tests designed tor benchmark the processor, video card, memory and hdd for a final score. The ECS Nforce4 A939 takes an early lead and it's final score beats the Asrock 939 Dual Sata by 6%."

3DMARK 2001 SE

ECS NFORCE4 A93917116
ASROCK 939 DUAL SATA216709

3DMARK 2003

ECS NFORCE4 A9397829
ASROCK 939 DUAL SATA27725

3DMARK 2005

ECS NFORCE4 A9393382
ASROCK 939 DUAL SATA22982

ECS NFORCE4 A939 ASROCK 939 DUAL SATA2

COMMENT "3dmark 2001 SE performance isn't so video card limited like 3dmark 2003 and 2005. The ECS Nforce4 A939 delivers a modest victory over the Asrock 939 Dual Sata2 2% with 3dmark 2003 but a much more impressive 12% with 3dmark 2005."
BENCHMARK SETTINGS
3DMARK 2001 SE
32Bit color
D3D Hardware T&L
Antialiasing Disabled
Double Frame Buffer
Compressed Texture Format
24Bit Z-Buffer Depth
3DMARK 2003
No Pixel Processing
Optimal Texture Filtering
4x Max Anisotropy
Optimal Vertex Shaders
No Repeat Tests
No Fixed Framerate
3DMARK 2005
No Anti-Aliasing
Optimal Filtering
HLSL VS Target 2_0
HLSL PS Target 2_0
No Fixed Framerate

3DMARK 2006

FINAL SCORE

ECS NFORCE4 A9391416
ASROCK 939 DUAL SATA21214

SM2.0 SCORE

ECS NFORCE4 A939539
ASROCK 939 DUAL SATA2420

SM3.0 SCORE

ECS NFORCE4 A939554
ASROCK 939 DUAL SATA2506

CPU SCORE

ECS NFORCE4 A939716
ASROCK 939 DUAL SATA2711

ECS NFORCE4 A939 ASROCK 939 DUAL SATA2

BENCHMARK SETTINGS
1280x1024 Resolution
Anti-aliasing Disabled
Optimal Filtering
HLSL VS Target 3_0
HLSL PS Target 3_0

COMMENT "After the sudden performance increase for the ECS Nforce4 A939 shown with 3dmark 2005 I was looking forward to seeing the result for 3dmark 2006. The ECS Nforce4 A939 surges ahead of the Asrock 939 Dual Sata2 with a big 15% performance increase."

ECS NFORCE4 A939

PAGE 1 ECS NFORCE4 A939
PAGE 2 PC MARK 2005 AND 3DMARK 2001 TO 2006
PAGE 3 CPU BENCH 2003, EVEREST, KRIBIBENCH AND METABENCH
PAGE 4 SISOFTWARE SANDRA AND GAMES BENCHMARKS

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