As there aren’t many MoDT offerings on the market at the moment, we made use of the Aopen i975Xa-YDG which we had on hand as a reference to compare the Gigabyte to. The chipset difference is pronounced, but performance is what matters to us.
Good memory is a must for all PCs.
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-8I945GMMFY-RH||Aopen i975Xa-YDG|
|Chipset Drivers||Intel 126.96.36.1992 WHQL|
|CPU||Intel® Core Duo T2500 Yonah @ 2.0GHz 2MBL2|
|RAM||Cosair XMS2 5400UL DDR2 @ 667MHz @ 188.8.131.52 (512MBX2)|
|Graphics Accelerator||Powercolour ATi Radeon X1900XT 512MB @ 700/800MHz|
|Graphics Driver||Catalyst 6.6, Intel GMA 184.108.40.20643 Drivers|
|PSU||Antec Truepower 550W|
|HDD||Hitachi DeskStar 7200RPM/8MB SATA2|
Suffer The Wrath Of The Benchmarks!
Will the higher-end, more expensive Aopen win the race, or will the Gigabyte take the crown? Read on!