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MSI 645E Max2 Motherboard Review - Benchmarks - Direct3D

For those who have been keeping up with the latest offerings from SiS, you'll immediately realize that they have been sorely lacking in the performance department. But recently they hit the streets with a new chipset that they hope will set the scales right. Come join Cameron "Sov" Johnson as he takes a look at the MSI 645E Max2 Motherboard based on the SiS 645DX chipset. By matching the Pentium 4 processor with DDR memory, SiS hopes to jump right into the middle of the enthusiast crowd. Let's see if they have what it takes!

| Socket LGA 775 in Motherboards | Posted: Jun 22, 2002 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: MSI

Real-World Direct3D Benchmarks

 

Max Payne

 

Max Payne is a new generation DirectX 7/8 game. This game is based on Hardware T&L advancements as well as many other features of the Intel Pentium 4 and Athlon XP.

 

 

Max Payne is more 3D accelerator dependent. This gives us an idea of how well the 3D subsystems are set up and tweaked.

 

Aquanox

 

Aquanox is the latest installment to our benchmark software. This game is based heavily on DirectX 8 and 8.1 advancements and is designed to stress video cards to their ultimate limit; in all the best D3D benchmark to date.

 

 

Aquanox is a heavy system stresser. If you can get a good frame rate out of this beast, then you are set. MSI gains a great score for a GeForce3 run system.

 

DroneZmark

 

DroneZmark is based on the popular DroneZ game engine. DroneZmark incorporates a looping demo and execution engine to test your systems performance.

 

 

DroneZ is still a popular game and fantastic 3D application benchmark due to its reliance on DX8 technologies. MSI scored the highest score that we have ever gotten using DroneZmark. Well done MSI.

 

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