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GIGABYTE P55A-UD6 (P55 Express) Motherboard - Real-World Tests Part II

By: Cameron Johnson | Socket LGA 1156 in Motherboards | Posted: Nov 24, 2009 11:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Here we have our real gaming tests. Each of the games we choose use multiple cores and GPUs. They are able to stress the system through use of good AI. Both have decent positional audio that adds impact to the sound subsystem of the board. We ran each game through the level or parts listed and recorded frames per second using FRAPS. This brings the whole game into play.


Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason


Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0
Timedemo or Level Used: From Ship Entry until third Spirit Journey
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Cryostasis : Sleep of Reason is an interesting game. It is heavy on PhysX so to play it properly you will really want an NVIDIA GPU. However, with that aside, it can be immersive. Imagine Myst with guns and monsters.


One of the cool concepts is the spirit journeys. These allow you to enter the past of lost souls. You have to change their past to change your future. Each one makes for a nice diversion and requires you to think about what you are doing and how it will affect the outcome of the game. The settings we used are shown below.


GIGABYTE P55A-UD6 (P55 Express) Motherboard




Far Cry 2


Version and / or Patch Used: V1.00
Timedemo or Level Used: Clearing the Safe house through to the Rescue
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Product Homepage: http://www.

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Far Cry 2 is a large sandbox style game. There are no levels here, so as you move about the island you are on you do not have to wait for the "loading" sign to go away. It is mission driven so each mission is what you would normally think of as the next "level".


In the game you take the role of a mercenary who has been sent to kill the Jackal. Unfortunately your malaria kicks in and you end up being found by him. Long story short, you become the errand boy for a local militia leader and run all over the island doing his bidding. The settings we used for testing are shown below.


GIGABYTE P55A-UD6 (P55 Express) Motherboard




Into real world gaming tests and we clearly see that the increased clock speeds GIGABYTE has managed to get out of the P55A gives it a smoother playback feel.


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    Thanks for letting us comment. We would just like to clarify that it is possible to run SATA 3 and USB 3.0 while running CrossFireX and SLI on the GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD6. If two graphics cards are plugged in, the BIOS will automatically default to runnin

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