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ABIT SI7-G R658 Motherboard - RDRAM return to Pentium 4 - Benchmarks - Direct3D

By: Cameron Johnson | Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: Apr 29, 2003 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.5%Manufacturer: ABIT

Real World Direct3D


Comanche 4


Comanche 4 is a helicopter flying game using the DirectX 8.1 graphics interface. It is used to test the memory and 3D sub systems of a motherboard and video processor. Any weaknesses will show up on this baby.



Comanche 4 is more bandwidth intense; the SI7-G performs much better here.




Aquanox is the latest instalment 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 shows the weakness of RDRAM.


UT 2003


Unreal Tournament 2003 continues the success that Unreal Tournament generated as an online game and benchmark. UT2003 pulls all of its weight on to the 3D and Memory subsystems, pushing graphics reality to the maximum is its game, and you need some serious power to pull this one off



Finally UT 2003 also shows the disadvantages high latency of RDRAM has on real world applications.


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