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 WHQL
CPU Intel® Core Duo T2500 Yonah @ 2.0GHz 2MBL2
RAM Cosair XMS2 5400UL DDR2 @ 667MHz @ (512MBX2)
Graphics Accelerator Powercolour ATi Radeon X1900XT 512MB @ 700/800MHz
Graphics Driver Catalyst 6.6, Intel GMA 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!