Abit AW9D Max socket 775 Motherboard
Published: 12th October 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.
I ran the OC3D stability test suite for 13hours before I thought it was finally time to let the board have a rest. Nothing had crashed and RTHDRIBL still had the same framerates as when I started it. Not content with this I decided to try a prime95 single test, virus scan on loop (NOD32) and a 3DMark06 test on loop. Again the board got through 12hours of rigorous testing with no problems.
The abit AW9D Max gets the OC3D stamp of stability
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 their very fast PI times. Let's see how the Max fares with running SP1m on an E6700.
Shaving a few ms off of the time of the AB9 and Bad Axe board, the AW9D looks to be pretty speedy.
Super PI 32million
A longer run of the Super PI benchmark shows stability and speed in a quick convenient test.
The AW9D scored the same as the AB9 here and edged out the Bad Axe board. A none too shabby time for both abit boards dispels the myth that P965 is slower than 975x.
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 Arithmetic tests the raw power of the CPU and the processor multemedia tests the CPU in general multimedia tasks. There can be a slight difference shown between boards speedwise. Let's see how the AW9D Max did here.
Core architecture has made the Intel platform perform much better than previous generations. SiSoft was always a benchmark that AMD dominated until Core came out. Let's see how the AW9D Max fares in the Memory Bandwidth and Intel's famous Achilles heel: the Memory latency tests.