That configuration leaves two lanes to spare for onboard devices. The inclusion of an onboard Texas Instruments Firewire controller does give the Abit board some additional flexibility, though. The USB 2. Also, as you can see from the picture above and as the shot below shows in more detail , Abit has chosen to put both the auxiliary 4-pin Molex power connector and the floppy port at the very bottom of the motherboard, underneath the last PCI slot.
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Sphinx 3. Vertical refresh sync vsync was disabled for all tests. All the tests and methods we employed are publicly available and reproducible. If you have questions about our methods, hit our forums to talk with us about them. Memory performance Although the Fatal1ty board has slightly lower memory bandwidth in Cachemem and Sandra, its memory latency is virtually the lowest of the lot.
Gaming The Fatal1ty AN8 bounces around in our gaming tests, but is generally a frame per second or two off the lead. Cinebench rendering Things are pretty close in Cinebench, with the Fatal1ty board squeaking out a victory in the Cinema 4D Shading test.
Sphinx speech recognition Sphinx scores are very close as well, but this time the Fatal1ty AN8 brings up the rear. CPU utilization with 16 buffers is generally low, but anyone serious about 3D audio will want to swap in a sound card with hardware acceleration. Analog output ports were used on all systems. Again, we used HD Tach 3. Serial ATA performance is as it should be, too.
Our enclosure is neither the fastest USB 2. We tested with HD Tach 3. Firewire performance Our Firewire transfer speed tests were conducted with the same external enclosure and hard drive as our USB transfer speed tests.
We used the following command line options on the server machine: ntttcps -m 4,0, A crossover CAT6 cable was used to connect the server to each system. A full explanation can be found here. However, running the PC memory at more relaxed 2.
The board is actually capable of much higher HT link speeds, though. Not satisfied by MHz HT, we started dropping the memory clock to see just how high the HyperTransport link would go. Of course, as always with overclocking, your mileage may vary. Much ado about OTES? We assembled the system with all the components from our open test bed system and added an 80mm case exhaust fan for good measure. Overclocked systems running extremely high voltages in small enclosures may need the extra exhaust assist, but how loud would those extra fans be?
We also measured fan noise with the fans running at FanEQ defaults and with the fans completely turned off. All measurements were taken after 20 minutes of a combination Folding home and 3DMark05 load. When running all out, OTES can get loud.
Really loud. Fortunately, the default FanEQ settings produce noise levels that are only marginally louder than with the OTES fans completely disabled. Each OTES exhaust fan is tied to a temperature-controlled three-pin header that can easily be used to power other system fans.
You also have have to settle for the nForce4 rather than nForce4 Ultra chipset. You get what you pay for, I guess. Those who splurge on the Fatal1ty AN8 will get a BIOS with more extensive fan control and hardware monitoring than any other enthusiast-oriented motherboard.
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