System Specs & Memory Performance

- Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 (2.66GHz) LGA775


- x2 1024MB Corsair XMS PC-6400 CAS4 Module(s)


- ASUS Striker Extreme (nForce 680i SLI)
- ASUS P5N32-E SLI (nForce 680i SLI)
- ASUS P5N-E SLI (nForce 650i SLI)
- Gigabyte 965P-DS3P (Intel 965P)


- OCZ GameXStream (700 watt)


- Seagate 250GB 7200RPM (Serial ATA II)


- ASUS GeForce 8800 GTX (768MB) SLI
- ASUS GeForce 8800 GTX (768MB) SLI


- Microsoft Windows XP Pro (SP2)
- Intel System Drivers 7.2.2
- Nvidia nForce 680i SLI 9.53
- Nvidia nForce 650i 8.26
- Nvidia Forceware 97.92


The P5N-E SLI performed very well in all the memory bandwidth tests, matching both the ASUS 680i SLI boards. As you can see the P5N-E SLI was also noticeably faster than the Gigabyte 965P-DS3P in all three tests. Although the gains achieved by the P5N-E SLI are small, this optimized memory performance might help the P5N-E SLI in real-world tests.