Abit AW9D Max socket 775 Motherboard

Test Setup and Notes

Test Setup

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The following test setup was as following:

Core2Duo E6700 ES
Abit AW9D Max
Mushkin HP2 6400 (4-4-4-10)
Sapphire X1600Pro
Hitachia Deskstar 7K160 SATA HDD
Sony DVD-Rom/CD-RW
Silverstone 560w ZEUS PSU
Antec P180B

For comparison I used results from an earlier review by OC3D on the Intel D975XBX and from the Abit AB9 Review


To test the motherboard I first ran it at stock using as stress test comprising of Orthos (dual Prime95), Folding @ Home running on both cores (set to idle priority) and RTHDRIBL running 1/2 screen. I let this run for 12hours to see how the board would fare

The benches and tests used on the motherboard were:


Super PI 1m and 32m

SiSoft Sandra:

Processor Arithmatic
Procsssor Multemedia
Memory Bandwidth
Memory Latency

3DMark05 and 3DMark06 @ 1024 x 768 and 1280 x 1024

Counter Strike Source @ 1024 x 768 and 1280 x 1024

HD Tach


CPU Rendering

For comparison I used the following:

- Silverstone Zeus 560w PSU
- XFX 7900GT GPU @ Stock
- Kingston HyperX PC2-8500 (5-5-5-15)
- Stock Intel Cooler
- Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 (2.66ghz)

I also managed to get some SLI tests on the motherboard to give you an idea of whether SLI works on 975x, and what sort of performance to expect!

Added: 7600GT SLI

Counter Strike: Source

All tests were performed three times to ensure a fair result.

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