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DFI LANPARTY "B" Canterwood and Springdale - Head to Head - Benchmarks - Quake 3 Arena

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

Quake 3 Arena

 

Quake III Arena is a real-world OpenGL benchmark that we have been using here at TweakTown for quite a while now because it has proven itself to be one of the best gaming benchmarks around to compare a wide range of different products. Quake III is getting very old, but is still one of the best ways of testing video and PC systems for any instabilities and best performance.

 

 

 

The pattern continues here with the 865PE barely losing ground over the 875.

 

Overclock Tests

 

 

 

Here we finally see the Canterwood pull right ahead. The extra 5MHz FSB would have no doubt helped it along although I'd say we're finally seeing a taste of roar Canterwood grunt as well.

 

 

 

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