Chaintech 7NJS nForce2 Mainboard Review (1)
This is the second retail nForce2 that invaded our labs a few days ago. If you have read our previous performance review of the ASUS A7N8X, we have already covered some of the aspects of the performance of this chipset. In this review, we will not emphasis on that.
Chaintech 7NJS can be described as a all-in-one-box solution. Why do we say that ? Well, the reason is because the Zenith series has included most of the things you would think of and they feature the nVIDIA nForce2 SPP + MCP-T chipset, 333Mhz FSB support, Dual Channel DDR 400/333/266 SDRAM up to 3GB, AGP 8X, CMedia 8738 6 Channel Audio, Promise PDC20376 Serial ATA RAID controller, 6 x USB 2.0 Ports, Onboard LAN, SPDIF, IEEE1394, CBox2 (DigiDoc, IEEE1394, USB2.0, Audio in/out). It comes bundled with CBox2 (for external USB, digidoc), SPDIF brackets, 60cm long rounded cables, SATA cables. A 1394 ACR card is also provided. All these accessories comes bundled "free" with the package. On top of that, this board features very interesting overclocking features like adjustable vcore, vdimm, vagp, agp selectable or fixed at 66 (see gallery for more).
In our tests, we will run the board in two configurations, the first being the SYNC DDR266 mod (133/133) and the overclocked mode where we lowered the multiplier and increased the FSB to 200Mhz (MAX). The tests are all done using 2 x 256M DDR400 Twinmos C2.5 module in a dual channel setup using a AXP1900+ and a AXP Tbred 2400+. We managed to overclock it to 200Mhz FSB using an unlocked tbred 2400+ at 7.5x200.
The subsequent pages will be the gallery followed by benchmark results including 3Dmark2001, Q3, CodeCreatures, WinStones etc.
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