abit Fatal1ty F-I90HD Motherboard

Test Results - Stability Testing, Super PI and SiSoft Sandra


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 my smooth installation really went. I also added an extra test to this board as it was rock solid: I added FRAPS writing FPS every second to file.

The Verdict:

stability test passed

The board failed the stability testing after 7.5 hours. This is no great failure and 7 hours with this level of stress testing is still pretty decent. Running folding @ home was 100% stable over a week period and everything else ran fine at stock.

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. Will the abit compete with the top-end boards here?

super pi 1 million

The Super PI times show that the F-I90HD is quite significantly slower than the full sized ATX boards in the run to 1 million PI.

Super PI 32million

A longer run of the Super PI benchmark shows stability and speed in a quick convenient test.

abit f-i90hd spi 32m

Once again the F-I90HD shows that it's significantly slower than the full size boards we've tested prior.

Processor Multimedia & Arithmetic

Processor Arithmetic tests the raw power of the CPU and the processor Multimedia tests the CPU in general multimedia tasks. There can be a slight difference shown between boards speed-wise.

abit f-i90hd sisoft

The results are a little lower here, but not by a significant margin.

abit f-i90hd sisoft multimedia

The SiSoft processor multimedia tests again do not show much of a difference and only a very slight drop on the IN9 32x Max.

Memory Bandwidth and Latency

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.

abit f-i90hd sisoft bandwidth

The F-I90HD shows a drop in the memory bandwidth although only about the same as the Asus P5B-E plus.

abit f-i90hd sisoft latency

The memory latency is quite a lot higher on the F-I90HD board. It seems the memory subsystem is not the boards strong point.
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Most Recent Comments

16-04-2007, 12:48:20

"Onboard Graphics" used to be dirty words in the world of the enthusiast, but with nVidia stepping up the heat with their onboard GPU's, it's not quite so bad.

AMD/ATI decided it's about time they hit back with something special...let's see what we've got

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16-04-2007, 13:04:44

I think the most impressive part is the letter from Wendell!

Tbh I've quite liked the look of this one since I first saw it, imo it'd be fantastic for a HTPC.Quote

16-04-2007, 13:04:55

sweet looking.. and with the c2d price drops should soon be in my htpc budget Quote

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