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Gigabyte's New Pentium 4 Solutions - 8IEXP and 8IGX - Benchmarks - D3D

Gigabyte's line of motherboard in the past have been questionable and plagued with problems. Some people have had success with them, while others have had nothing but problems. In the last 6 months they have tried to improve their PR and success records to 100% and are doing a good job at it, by listening to what we really want. Today Cameron "Sov" Johnson takes a look at two new Pentium 4 motherboard solutions from Gigabyte - Namely the feature packed 8IEXP and the more value based 8IGX.

| Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: Jul 11, 2002 4:00 am

Real-World Direct3D Benchmarks

 

Max Payne

 

Max Payne is a new generation DirectX 7/8 game. This game is based on Hardware T&L advancements as well as many other features of the Intel Pentium 4 and Athlon XP.

 

 

Max Payne's reliance on DX 8.1 makes this a great stress tester as well as 3D Subsystem benchmark. Gigabyte's two boards perform exceptionally well for DDR-266 boards with high performance P4's onboard.

 

Aquanox

 

Aquanox is the latest installment of our benchmark software. This game is based heavily on DirectX 8 and 8.1 advancements and is designed to stress video cards to their ultimate limit, in all the best D3D benchmark to date.

 

 

One of the best D3D games, and most powerful benchmark programs is Aquanox. If any 3D problems are present, this benchmark will find them, no worries. Gigabyte's two boards performed 24hrs of stress without one single crash and came out with an excellent score.

 

DroneZmark

 

DroneZmark is based on the popular DroneZ game engine. DroneZmark incorporates a looping demo and execution engine to test your system performance.

 

 

In the final test for this review the Gigabyte boards are still where they were at the beginning - Not at the top, but not at the bottom. It shows that Gigabyte have put quite a bit more into these boards than their previous models.

 

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