Abit AN-M2HD mATX Motherboard

Testing: Stability, SuperPi & Sandra CPU and Memory tests

Stability

To test the limits of this board, i subjected it to a 12 hour torture session. To really push the board I ran Orthos, a dual instance of prime95, alongside a quarter-screen instance of RTHDRIBL.



Stresspassed

I'm pleased to say that the board was still happily crunching away after the 12 hour period straight out the box. i hadn't tweaked the bios settings, or even needed to flash to the latest version to achieve stability as some of the boards that have passed though OC3D's labs have needed.

SuperPi 1 million

SuperPi is a program that stresses the CPU and memory by calculating Pi to a pre-determined level. The 1M takes it up to 1,000,000 places, and is a very effective quick bench for the speed of any PC. Because the Abit AN-M2HD is the first AMD board that we have reviewed, we have given the figures from our previous review of the Abit F-I90HD for reference. Due to the nature of the testing for HTPC use and the difference in price of the CPU's these figures are intended as a reference only and are not intended as a direct comparison.
 
Pi_1m

SuperPi 32 million

32m is a very much elongated version of the test performed above. As its name indicates it calculates Pi up to 32,000,000 decimal places, and as a result the benchmark is longer.

 
Superpi_32m
 
 
Sandra Synthetic benchmarks

The arithmetic test from SiSoft's Sandra benchmarking program are designed to test every aspect of the CPU.

 
Sandra_arethmetic
 
The Multi-media test is designed to test the tasks that media centres would need to deal with on a regular basis.
 
Sandra_multi


Memory Benchmarks

Sandra Bandwidth 

Sandra Latency
 
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Most Recent Comments

20-01-2008, 12:18:15

Ham
With HTPCs popularity on the rise, abit have released an AM2 board designed to couple with this growing market.

See how it fairs here

20-01-2008, 12:48:46

ali_james
Good review there, Ham

I might build a second system on a board like that, processor for 40ish and any old ram, bargaintastic!

20-01-2008, 14:15:40

FarFarAway
Ye the board is great VFM, even though AM2 get's shown up a little

20-01-2008, 15:41:23

!TIMMY!
nice review hambo nice mobo for a budget build..
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