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Test System Specs & EVEREST Ultimate

Desktop Test System
- Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (3.00GHz) LGA775
- x2 1024MB Corsair XMS PC3-10600 CAS7 Modules
- ASUS P5E3 Deluxe (Intel X38)
- OCZ GameXStream (700 watt)
- Seagate 500GB 7200RPM (Serial ATA II)
- ASUS GeForce 9600 GT (512MB)
Software
- Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (64-bit)
- Nvidia Forceware (174.74)
- Intel System Drivers (9.0.0)

ASUS C90S Laptop
- Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (2.40GHz) LGA775
- x2 1024MB Nanya PC2-5300 CAS5 Modules
- Seagate 160GB 5400RPM (Serial ATA)
- ASUS GeForce M8600 GT (512MB)
Software
- Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (32-bit)
- Nvidia Forceware (101.17)
- Intel System Drivers (8.4.0)


The Everest Ultimate Edition memory bandwidth performance test shows the C90S delivering significantly less performance when compared to our test system. Keep in mind that the C90S uses a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor on a 266MHz FSB, whereas the test system runs a 3.0GHz processor on the 333MHz FSB. Furthermore, the C90S uses DDR2-667 memory, and our desktop test system is making use of DDR3-1333 memory. Overclocking the C90S increased the memory bandwidth by 17% which was quite impressive.


The C90S doesn’t stack up all that well to our test system, which is not surprising given that the laptop used an E6600 processor and the desktop is fitted with an E8400.