Abit AB9 P965 Conroe Motherboard
Published: 21st September 2006 | Source: Abit | Price: |Stability
For the Stability test I ran Orthos which is a dual Prime95 stress test, alongside dual Folding @ Home instances of the console client. To spice this up and really test the board I ran RTHDRIBL alongside this. This is a real test of the boards stability at stock and will show just how well it runs out of the box.
The result: after 12hours I stopped the testing. The board passed. I cannot stress how nice it is to have a stable board in your system and it seems that the Abit lives up to that label.
Super PI 1 million and 32 million
Super PI is 100% the only choice for a quick bench of your top-end rig. It gives a quick and easy estimate of the relative speed of your CPU. The C2D's are now infamous for the ir very fast PI times. Let's see how the board does with this E6700.
The quickest of bench tests - always a nice marker of speed.
A very respectable result and in keeping and beating out (just), other boards more expensive than the AB9, like the Intel Bad Axe board.
Not only a bench test but also a decent marker of the memory and subsystem stability
Yet another respectable result. This also shows that the board is easily capable of running the memory at this nice speed for a whole 32million run. Coming out very slightly lower than the Intel board we used in previous reviews, the Abit is a more than capable board at this bench.
Sisoft Sandra is a synthetic benchmark utility capable of reporting and benchmarking a wide range of system components. We ran the Processor and Memory suite to get some figures.
Processor Arithmatic and Multimedia
Let's see how the Abit AB9 bears up under an intense round of SiSoft Sandra processor tests. These test the processor, but can show a difference with the speed of the board affecting the score.
Intel relies heavily on bandwidth even on its newest processing platform. However: the memory latency has been severely improved upon in C2D chips. Will the Abit once again keep pace with the Intel Bad Axe board in these tests?