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Intel 845PE Clash - ASUS vs. Gigabyte - Benchmarks - Direct3D

There's a new chipset on the block from Intel and it's the 845PE. It gives a bunch of new features to the Pentium 4 processor line, including official DDR-333 support and Hyper-Threading. Today Cameron "Sov" Johnson takes a look at two new motherboards from ASUS and Gigabyte based on the new chipset. Which board shall win the battle of supremacy? Read on and find out!

| Socket LGA 775 in Motherboards | Posted: Nov 5, 2002 5:00 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 is another that balances out CPU and memory utilisation, meaning another tie between ASUS and Gigabyte.

 

Aquanox

 

Aquanox is the latest instalment 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.

 

 

Aquanox lies in the heavy 3D and memory department, Gigabyte gets the win.

 

DroneZmark

 

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

 

 

Finally in the last of the tests, we see a full on tie with all three boards - looks like we have a video card bottleneck in this benchmark.

 

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