Gigabyte X48T-DQ6 Reviewccokeman - May 25, 2008
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The first part of our testing regimen will be the system specific benchmarks.
Let's get started with Apophysis. This program is used primarily to render and generate fractal flame images. We will run this benchmark with the following settings:
- Resolution: 2750x2048
- Quality: 500
- Limit Memory use: 512MB
The measurement used is time to render, in minutes, to complete.
Lower is Better
WinRAR is a tool to archive and compress large files to a manageable size. We will use 10MB, 100MB and 500MB files and test the time needed to compress these files on the best quality setting. Al three files will be compressed into both Zip and Rar files, Time will be measured in seconds. Less time to complete the compression is better.
The results of the WinRar testing show that the two gigabytes of DDR3 on the X48T-DQ6 performs better than, or equal to, the four gigabytes of DDR2 on the X48-DQ6. In the Apophysis testing, the DDR2 board showed a substantial lead over the DDR3 board. While run at a faster speed, the benefits of the DDR3 at reasonably tight timings seems to show some merit.