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DFI LANPARTY "B" Canterwood and Springdale - Head to Head - Benchmarks - Comanche 4, Jedi Knight II and UT2003

We've got two very capable Pentium 4 based chipsets under the spotlight today from Intel based on DFI's new line of LANPARTY "B" motherboards for the enthusiast. We compare the more expensive Canterwood to the cut-down Springdale chipset but tweaked up by DFI. The results may surprise!

| Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: Dec 3, 2003 5:00 am

Comanche 4

 

Comanche 4 is a helicopter simulation using the DirectX 8.1 graphics interface. It is used to test the memory and 3D subsystems of a motherboard and video processor. Any weaknesses will show up through this intensive benchmark.

 

 

Not much to comment on here, we still see the 865PE having no problems performing extremely well in comparison to the Canterwood Pro 875B.

 

Our initial intention was to provide results at 640x480 as well as 1024x768, but we failed to see a valid reason for doing so as the results attained at lower resolutions were identical to what you see above.

 

Jedi Knight II

 

Jedi Knight II, Jedi Outcast is an OpenGL game that many have been waiting for. It has much-improved graphics over its predecessor. It fully supports advanced shaders, as well as very high texture resolutions and effects. There is one demo included in the multi-player section that is good for benchmarking use.

 

 

This is as close as it gets, "Canterwood and Springdale United". Both motherboards were also producing the same result at lower resolutions (34 FPS) so we felt no need to provide extra graphs.

 

Unreal Tournament 2003

 

Unreal Tournament 2003 continues the success that Unreal Tournament generated as an online game and benchmark. UT2003 pulls all of its weight on to the 3D and Memory subsystems, pushing graphics reality to the maximum is its game, and you need some serious power to gain playable scores with this game.

 

 

The Canterwood keeps control just slightly once again. The differences are barely noteworthy.

 

 

 

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