Abit AW9D Max socket 775 Motherboard

Test Results - Stability, SuperPI and Sandra

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

abit aw9d max 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.

abit aw9d max sp1m


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.

abit aw9d max


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

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 Multimedia

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.

abit aw9d max sisoft

abit aw9d max sisoft

The AW9D Max came out ahead of both of the other boards tested here. This isn't by a whole lot, but it shows the pedigree of the board.

Memory Bandwidth

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.

abit aw9d max bandwidth

abit aw9d max latency

Here the AW9D seems to really pull ahead of the other two boards. The latency test showed a significant drop of 6ns

«Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Next»

Most Recent Comments

14-09-2006, 04:44:45

PV5150
There's nothing like competition from an established manufacturer, to cause HDD prices to fall; especially with relatively new, but evolving technology. What are your thoughts on WD's foray into the world of perpendicular recording? Let us know

Linky to the article here

14-09-2006, 06:16:37

FragTek
I'm surprised that Seagate didn't patent this technology! Looks good though, I wonder who the first to make a 2gb drive will be

14-09-2006, 06:22:01

FarFarAway
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='FragTek'
I'm surprised that Seagate didn't patent this technology! Looks good though, I wonder who the first to make a 2gb drive will be
I thought Hitachi were the ones who invented it??

14-09-2006, 06:31:11

FragTek
I'm pretty sure it was Seagate

14-09-2006, 07:48:04

FarFarAway
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='FragTek'
I'm pretty sure it was Seagate
Seagate were the first to get a drive out but I know Hitachi were heavily involved in the development

14-09-2006, 10:34:51

Phnom_Penh
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
Seagate were the first to get a drive out but I know Hitachi were heavily involved in the development
Nah, twas Toshiba who got a perp drive out first .

14-09-2006, 13:38:04

nathan
just like to mention i hate WD!

14-09-2006, 21:51:13

PV5150
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='nathan'
just like to mention i hate WD!
Why's that mate? WD make some insanely fast drives! Have you had a bad run with them?
Reply
x

Register for the OC3D Newsletter

Subscribing to the OC3D newsletter will keep you up-to-date on the latest technology reviews, competitions and goings-on at Overclock3D. We won't share your email address with ANYONE, and we will only email you with updates on site news, reviews, and competitions and you can unsubscribe easily at any time.

Simply enter your name and email address into the box below and be sure to click on the links in the confirmation emails that will arrive in your e-mail shortly after to complete the registration.

If you run into any problems, just drop us a message on the forums.