AquaMark3 is a powerful tool to determine reliable information about the gaming performance of a computer system. Because the benchmark extensively utilizes DirectX9, DirectX8 and DirectX7 functionality, it represents the requirements of typical gaming applications in 2003 and 2004.
Here we actually see the Springdale motherboard take charge! Although only by a small amount, it's not a result one would have expected.
Obviously AquaMark3 heavily relies on FSB speeds. Based on the stock results above, the extra 5MHz FSB is all that's needed to rightfully put the Canterwood back in front.
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