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Gigabyte's push towards the gamer - G1975X on trial (Page 8)

By Cameron Johnson from Feb 2, 2006 @ 23:00 CST
TweakTown Rating: 9.5%Manufacturer: Gigabyte

3DMark05

Version and / or Patch Used: Build 360

Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark05/

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3DMark05 is now the second latest version in the popular 3DMark "Gamers Benchmark" series. It includes a complete set of DX9 benchmarks which tests Shader Model 2.0 and higher.

For more information on the 3DMark05 benchmark, we recommend you read our preview here.

While having a higher memory performance in the synthetic desktop applications, there is little benefit in the gaming section so far.

Gigabyte GA-G1975X Motherboard

3DMark06

Version and / or Patch Used: Build 110

Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark06/

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3DMark06 is the very latest version of the "Gamers Benchmark" from FutureMark. The newest version of 3DMark expands on the tests in 3DMark05 by adding graphical effects using Shader Model 3.0 and HDR (High Dynamic Range lighting) which will push even the best DX9 graphics cards to the extremes.

3DMark06 also focuses on not just the GPU but the CPU using the AGEIA PhysX software physics library to effectively test single and Dual Core processors.

Even with 3DMark06's higher demand, very little is gained with the I975 board.

Gigabyte GA-G1975X Motherboard

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