Test System Specs & CINEBENCH


- Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (3.00GHz) LGA775


- x2 1024MB Corsair XMS PC3-10600 CAS7 Module(s)
- x2 1024MB Corsair XMS PC2-6400 CAS4 Module(s)


- ASUS Striker II Extreme (Nvidia nForce 790i Ultra SLI)
- ASUS P5E3 Premium (Intel X48)
- ASUS P5N-T Deluxe (Nvidia nForce 780i SLI)
- Gigabyte X48-DQ6 (Intel X48)


- OCZ GameXStream (700 watt)


- Seagate 500GB 7200RPM (Serial ATA II)


- ASUS GeForce 8800 GTX (768MB)


- Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (64-bit)
- Nvidia Forceware (174.16)
- Nvidia Forceware (169.44)
- Nvidia nForce (9.46)
- Intel System Drivers (8.4.0)


The CINEBENCH Multi-GPU rendering test produced similar results on all four motherboards, as expected. That said, the Striker II Extreme performance was not all that inspiring, as it delivered the lowest score. The same was the case when running the OpenGL test, which also placed the Striker II Extreme in last position. In fact this test seems to favor motherboards using high-speed DDR2 memory, as was the case with the P5N-T Deluxe. This was not an ideal start for the Striker II Extreme.