Benchmarks: AquaMark3, Comanche 4, X2: The Threat
is a powerful tool to determine reliable information about the gaming
performance of a computer system. Because the benchmark extensively utilizes
DirectX9, DirectX8 and DirectX7 functionality, it represents the requirements of
typical gaming applications in 2003 and 2004.
In AquaMark3, the nForce3 based Gigabyte board scores
slightly higher at stock, but the K8T Neo2 takes care of that when
Comanche 4 benchmark demo is a unique benchmark as it represents a real-world
gaming experience. It contains the single player "Eagle's Talon" mission from
the game as well as a detailed cinematic. This DirectX 8.1 benchmark demo will
measure your system's performance in the standard frames per second format. The
benchmark was run with audio disabled.
At stock speeds all socket 939 boards perform the about
the same. The MSI K8T Neo2-FIR is able to squeak out a lead when overclocked,
completely rewritten 3D engine based on DirectX8 encompasses many visual effects
such as volumetric Nebulae (gas clouds) that have a real impact in the game (you
can hide in them), many new engine, shield, weapon and explosion effects.
Objects cast real dynamic 3D shadows! Dynamic DP3 bump mapping allows a
previously unseen level of detail.
Threat simply flies on these Athlon64 systems! Performance is excellent, and if
you're a gamer you're definitely going to be pleased with what AMD has to
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