SiS 672FX Reference Board Review

How We Tested

During our benchmarking sessions, we used the configuration listed below. Between our benchmarking sessions the only variable was the motherboard being tested.

Hardware Configuration

  • BIOS version: 8.00.14 (March 9th, 2007)
  • Motherboard revision: N/A
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo E6700 (2.66 GHz, 1,066 MHz FSB, 4 MB L2 memory cache).
  • Cooler: Intel.
  • Memory: 1 GB DDR2-1066/PC2-8500, two Corsair CM2X512-8500C5 modules (512 MB each) with 5-5-5-15 timings.
  • Hard Disk Drive: Samsung HD080HJ (SATA-300, 7,200 rpm, 8 MB buffer).
  • Video Cards: XFX GeForce 6200 TC 64 MB 64-bit and MSI factory-overclocked  GeForce 8800 GTS 320 MB (NX8800GTS-T2D320E-HD OC).
  • Video resolution: [email protected]
  • Power Supply: Antec Neo HE 550.

Software Configuration

  • Windows XP Professional installed using NTFS
  • Service Pack 2
  • DirectX 9.0c

Driver Versions

  • Intel Inf chipset driver version:
  • Intel video driver version: 14.29
  • SiS video driver version: 3.81
  • Nvidia video driver version: 93.71 (on GeForce 6200)
  • Nvidia video driver version: 158.22 (on GeForce 8800 GTS)
  • Audio driver version: Realtek R1.62

Software Used

We adopted a 3% error margin; thus, differences below 3% cannot be considered relevant. In other words, products with a performance difference below 3% should be considered as having similar performance.

Author: Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.

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