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AMD 690 Chipset Preview - AMD Jumps Back on the Horse

Author: Ryan Shrout
Subject: Chipsets
Manufacturer: AMD
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System Setup and Testing Methods

The test setup for the AMD 690 benchmarking starts a big shift for us at PC Perspective: we moved from Windows XP to Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit for our testing environment.  While not EVERYTHING is ironed out yet, I felt that more and more users will be adopting the new OS and thus our testing should be as future-proof as possible.


































AMD 690 Chipset Test System Setup


CPU


AMD Athlon X2 5200+


Motherboards


MSI K9AGM2 RS690 Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-M61PM-S2 GeForce 6100 Motherboard


Memory 


Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400C4


Hard Drive


Western Digital Raptor 150 GB - Review


Sound Card


Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value


Video Card


NVIDIA 7600 GT
Integrated Video Where Indicated


Video Drivers


100.65


DirectX Version


DX 9.0c


Operating System


Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit


Benchmarks:




  • SiSoft Sandra XI


  • Windows Media Encoder 9


  • DivX 6.5.1


  • LAME MT


  • WinRAR 3.72


  • 3DMark06

  • Call of Duty 2 1.01

  • PCMark05