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MSI P7N Diamond Review

ccokeman    -   May 18, 2008
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Testing:

3DMark06 is one of the first benchmarks that comes up when a bragging contest breaks out, and is a serious performance test for much of the latest hardware. Let's see how this setup fares; the settings we will use are listed below.

 

Settings:

  • SM2.0 Graphics Tests: GT1- Return to Proxycon, GT2- Firefly Forest
  • CPU Tests: CPU1 - Red Valley, CPU2 - Red Valley
  • HDR/SM3.0 Graphics Tests: HDR1 - Canyon Flight, HDR2 - Deep Freeze

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this test, we saw that the MSI board was second only to the Asus 780i at 1280 x 1024 and up. Overall performance across our entire set of benchmarks was lackluster at best; out of 32 gaming benchmarks, the MSI motherboard only posted top marks in 11. This translates to winning performances in only 33 percent of the gaming tests - not a good outcome for a board that's marketed towards enthusiasts and overclockers, even if it did "keep up" with the middle of the pack in many of the benches.

 




  1. Introduction & Closer look
  2. Closer Look (Bundled Accessories)
  3. Closer (The Motherboard)
  4. Closer Look (The Bios)
  5. Closer Look (The Bios Continued)
  6. Configuration ( Drivers & Programs)
  7. Specifications & Features
  8. Testing (Setup, Overclocking)
  9. Testing (Apophysis & WinRAR)
  10. Testing (SPECview, PCMark Vantage)
  11. Testing (Sandra XII Professional)
  12. Testing (ScienceMark, CineBench 10, HD Tune)
  13. Testing: Crysis
  14. Testing: Knights of the Sea
  15. Testing: BioShock
  16. Testing: Call of Duty 4
  17. Testing: World In Conflict
  18. Testing: Call of Juarez
  19. Testing: Company of Heroes - Opposing Fronts
  20. Testing: 3DMark06 Professional
  21. Conclusion
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