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FIC VC19 I845E Motherboard Review - Benchmarks - D3D

Two or three years ago it used to be easy to name every motherboard on the market. These days though, with so many different motherboards to choose from, it's indeed a hard task, in this fierce new market place which we are now blessed with. One of these motherboards is the new FIC VC19 which is based on the I845E chipset for the Pentium 4 platform. The TweakTown labs haven't seen much from FIC lately - Do they have what it takes to bring the VC19 into our hearts as an enthusiast level motherboard? Read on as Cameron "Sov" Johnson gives us an answer.

| Socket LGA 775 in Motherboards | Posted: Jun 30, 2002 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 7.5%      Manufacturer: FIC

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 still a great game to play and is rather heavy on the DX8 engine. This makes it a great Benchmark for testing out CPU's, 3D and memory performance. FIC falls behind the rest but is not a far behind as in the OpenGL applications.

 

Aquanox

 

Aquanox is the latest installment of 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 the most stressful game I have seen in the 3D realm. It's great for testing stability and 3D performance, FIC passed the stability parts with flying colors.

 

DroneZmark

 

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

 

 

In the last of the tests, FIC once again trails the competition.

 

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