Inno3D 7300GT 256MB GDDR3

With the help of my contact, I was able to acquire a very cheap
motherboard to plant this Budget setup on: the DFI Infinity NF Ultra-II
M2
based on the AMD AM2 socket with DDR2 support. This board goes around
for the price of USD$ 90/USD$ 145, a really sweet deal for what it offers.. and
a steal for what it “can” offer as we will see shortly.

40 Inno3D 7300GT 256MB GDDR3

Yes as you can see I was having a little fun setting up his
gaming rig, running a simple Vostok watercooling kit on the AMD 4200+ X2 CPU.
Why, Because I plan to try out some overclocking on this budget motherboard.
Now this Infinity Motherboard is so similar to the DFI LAN Party NF4 Ultra Motherboard
based on Socket 939, which I and many others are very familiar with. So I ripped
off the chipset heatsink fan covering the NF4 Ultra chipset and find it akin
to the NF4 Ultra chipset on the LP 939 board. With a simple conductive pen job,
I enabled SLI function on this bargain board! Like with the LAN Party Board,
shift the 6 bulky jumpers below PCIE slot 1 down to switch to PCIE x8 x8 for SLI running.

Tests were compared to an Inno3D 7300GT 128MB GDDR3 card which
costs USD$ 25/SGD$ 40 lesser.

4 Inno3D 7300GT 256MB GDDR3

The Inno3D 7300GT 128MB DDR3 is factory-clocked at the exact
same frequency of 500MHz Core, 700MHz Memory as the 256MB version.


SLI Tests were also conducted, and compared with and without
the SLI Bridge attached:

41 Inno3D 7300GT 256MB GDDR3


Gaming Tests were ran at default Image Quality settings that
come with the NVIDIA 91.31 Forceware Drivers:

27 Inno3D 7300GT 256MB GDDR3

Platform
Test Setup

CPU

AMD
X2 4200+ 2.2GHz

Motherboard

DFI
Infinity NF Ultra-II M2

Memory

2
x 512MB Corsair 5400UL DDR2 Memory set at CL4-4-4-5 DDR2 800

Graphics
Card

Inno3D
7300GT 256MB

Inno3D
7300GT 128MB
Inno3D
7300GT 256MB SLI

Power
Supply

Silverstone
Zeus ST56ZF

Optical
Storage

ASUS
16x DVD Rom

Hard
Disk

Seagate
80GB Barracuda SATA

Operating
System

Windows
XP Professional SP2

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With the help of my contact, I was able to acquire a very cheap
motherboard to plant this Budget setup on: the DFI Infinity NF Ultra-II
M2
based on the AMD AM2 socket with DDR2 support. This board goes around
for the price of USD$ 90/USD$ 145, a really sweet deal for what it offers.. and
a steal for what it “can” offer as we will see shortly.

40 Inno3D 7300GT 256MB GDDR3

Yes as you can see I was having a little fun setting up his
gaming rig, running a simple Vostok watercooling kit on the AMD 4200+ X2 CPU.
Why, Because I plan to try out some overclocking on this budget motherboard.
Now this Infinity Motherboard is so similar to the DFI LAN Party NF4 Ultra Motherboard
based on Socket 939, which I and many others are very familiar with. So I ripped
off the chipset heatsink fan covering the NF4 Ultra chipset and find it akin
to the NF4 Ultra chipset on the LP 939 board. With a simple conductive pen job,
I enabled SLI function on this bargain board! Like with the LAN Party Board,
shift the 6 bulky jumpers below PCIE slot 1 down to switch to PCIE x8 x8 for SLI running.

Tests were compared to an Inno3D 7300GT 128MB GDDR3 card which
costs USD$ 25/SGD$ 40 lesser.

4 Inno3D 7300GT 256MB GDDR3

The Inno3D 7300GT 128MB DDR3 is factory-clocked at the exact
same frequency of 500MHz Core, 700MHz Memory as the 256MB version.


SLI Tests were also conducted, and compared with and without
the SLI Bridge attached:

41 Inno3D 7300GT 256MB GDDR3


Gaming Tests were ran at default Image Quality settings that
come with the NVIDIA 91.31 Forceware Drivers:

27 Inno3D 7300GT 256MB GDDR3

Platform
Test Setup

CPU

AMD
X2 4200+ 2.2GHz

Motherboard

DFI
Infinity NF Ultra-II M2

Memory

2
x 512MB Corsair 5400UL DDR2 Memory set at CL4-4-4-5 DDR2 800

Graphics
Card

Inno3D
7300GT 256MB

Inno3D
7300GT 128MB
Inno3D
7300GT 256MB SLI

Power
Supply

Silverstone
Zeus ST56ZF

Optical
Storage

ASUS
16x DVD Rom

Hard
Disk

Seagate
80GB Barracuda SATA

Operating
System

Windows
XP Professional SP2

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