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Soyo P4S 645DX Dragon Ultra Motherboard Review

By: Cameron Johnson | Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: May 28, 2002 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.5%Manufacturer: SOYO

Real World OpenGL Benchmarks

 

Quake 3 Arena

 

Quake 3 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 range of different products.

 

 

Here we see the trend continue towards the highly optimized Soyo motherboards. Clearly they have done a good job.

 

Star Trek Voyager

 

Star Trek Voyager is a real-world OpenGL benchmark. Based on the Quake 3 Arena engine, this game is a OpenGL master utilizing DirectX 8. We also apply the new Opt3D patch to allow for the use of Hardware T&L's use as well as new optimizations for AMD Athlon XP and Pentium 4 SSE2.

 

 

Again the Soyo board take the lead in the OpenGL suite. This shows that Soyo and SiS can get some good scores when they put their efforts into it.

 

Jedi Knight II

 

Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast is a newly released 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. In order to enable the benchmarking mode, you have to make a shortcut to the jk2mp.exe program located in the GameData folder of Jedi Knight 2. You have to put the switch "+set sv_cheats1" (no quotes) at the end of the line in the Target Area so that it looks like this: "C:Star Wars JK II Jedi OutcastGameDatajk2mp.exe" +set sv_cheats 1. The demo file used is jk2ffa.

 

 

In the last of our OpenGL tests, Soyo once again takes the crown as the fastest. Showing memory bandwidth plays a bit in the OpenGL games.

 

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