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Albatron Mini-ITX KI690-AM2 Reviewed - Benchmarks - 3DMark06

VIA have some serious competition on the horizon with regard to their once dominant Mini-ITX products - meet AMD 690G!

| Socket AM2/AM2+ in Motherboards | Posted: Jul 11, 2007 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%      Manufacturer: Albatron

3DMark06

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.1.0

 

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.

 

 

3DMark06 may be synthetic but it does give a good indication of the system's overall performance. The AM2 based Mini-ITX board with the faster CPU, higher memory bandwidth and higher graphics card memory system has it running rings around the older 754 socket solution.

 

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