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AMD's 690G Chipset Arrives - ECS AMD690GM-M2 Motherboard - Benchmarks - 3DMark06

The ECS AMD690GM-M2 motherboard is on the test bed using AMD's brand new 690G chipset for Socket AM2 processors.

| Socket AM2/AM2+ in Motherboards | Posted: Feb 12, 2007 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.0%      Manufacturer: ECS

3DMark06

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Build 110

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com

 

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark06/

 

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3DMark06 is the very latest version of the "Gamers Benchmark" from FutureMark. The newest version of 3DMark expands on the tests in 3DMark05 by adding graphical effects using Shader Model 3.0 and HDR (High Dynamic Range lighting) which will push even the best DX9 graphics cards to the extremes.

 

3DMark06 also focuses on not just the GPU but the CPU using the AGEIA PhysX software physics library to effectively test single and Dual Core processors.

 

 

Now we get into the gaming side of things.

 

At 256MB frame buffer size the Radeon X1250 integrated into the AMD 690G chipset is providing slightly better performance than that of the GeForce 6150.

 

When we go to 512MB we get a slightly higher performance result thanks to more memory for the graphics system.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+, 2.0 GHz

 

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