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ECS KA1-MVP Extreme Xpress 1600 Motherboard Review

ECS KA1-MVP Extreme Xpress 1600 Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Gaming knows no loyalties, and on paper ATI CrossFire looks quite solid. The technology ATi has developed is apparently pretty good if you can actually track down a Crossfire compatible motherboard and the elusive Crossfire master videocard.
 75% Rating:   
Filed under: Motherboards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: ECS Apr 27 2006   Colin Sun  
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Benchmarks: 3DMark06, FarCry, X3 Reunion, UT2004

3DMark06 Source: FutureMark

3DMark06 is the worldwide standard in advanced 3D game performance benchmarking. A fundamental tool for every company in the PC industry as well as PC users and gamers, 3DMark06 uses advanced real-time 3D game workloads to measure PC performance using a suite of DirectX 9 3D graphics tests, CPU tests, and 3D feature tests. 3DMark06 tests include all new HDR/SM3.0 graphics tests, SM2.0 graphics tests, AI and physics driven single and multiple cores or processor CPU tests and a collection of comprehensive feature tests to reliably measure next generation gaming performance today.

3DMark06
Overall: Points Ranking
ABIT AN8 32X (NF4 SLI x16 200/400) 3885
ECS KA1-MVP Extreme (Xpress 1600 200/400) 3776
CPU: Points Ranking
ABIT AN8 32X (NF4 SLI x16 200/400) 946
ECS KA1-MVP Extreme (Xpress 1600 200/400) 912

The ECS KA1-MVP Extreme comes in behind the ABIT AN8 32X in 3DMark06, but not by much.

FarCry Source: Ubisoft

Real-time editing, bump mapping, static lights, network system, integrated physics system, shaders, shadows, and a dynamic music system are just some of the state of-the-art features that the CryENGINE offers. The game was set to Ultra quality and the Ubisoft's Regulator demo was run.

FarCry:
Regulator 640x480: FPS Ranking
ABIT AN8 32X (NF4 SLI x16 200/400) 97.55
ECS KA1-MVP Extreme (Xpress 1600 200/400) 95.14

The ECS KA1-MVP Extreme motherboard is a great alternative for gamers who are looking for fast performance on a budget.

X3: Reunion

Source: EGOSOFT

Extensive development has gone into the X³ engine, making full use of DirectX 9 technology, to create dramatic visual effects and stunningly realistic starships. Coupled with the massively enhanced A.L. (Artificial Life) system, X³: REUNION will present players with an ever changing, evolving universe; where a players actions really can shape the future of the universe.

X3: Reunion
1024x768: FPS Ranking
ABIT AN8 32X (NF4 SLI x16 200/400) 66.013
ECS KA1-MVP Extreme (Xpress 1600 200/400) 66.21

X3: Reunion framerates are a deadlock between the nVIDIA nForce4 SLI x16 and ATi's CrossFire Xpress 1600 chipset.

Unreal Tournament 2004

Source: Epic

Unreal Tournament 2004 is the sequel to the highly popular UT2003 and uses the very latest Unreal Engine technology. Unreal Tournament 2004 employs the use of Vertex and Pixel Shaders and it's recommended that you use a DirectX 9 videocard if you plan to play competitively.

UT2004
dm-rankin FPS Ranking
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 124.28
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400) 104.71
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 118.89
ABIT AN8 32X (NF4 SLI x16 200/400) 114.35
MSI K8N Diamond Plus (NF4 SLI x16 200/400) 119.44
DFI LANPartyUT NF4 SLI-DR Expert (NF4 SLI 200/400) 120.08
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI 200/400) 126.81
ECS KA1-MVP Extreme (Xpress 1600 200/400) 115.63
as-convoy FPS Ranking
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 84.55
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400) 67.68
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 76.41
ABIT AN8 32X (NF4 SLI x16 200/400) 74.09
MSI K8N Diamond Plus (NF4 SLI x16 200/400) 76.87
DFI LANPartyUT NF4 SLI-DR Expert (NF4 SLI 200/400) 77.22
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI 200/400) 85.77
ECS KA1-MVP Extreme (Xpress 1600 200/400) 75.44
ctf-bridgeoffate FPS Ranking
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 172.37
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400) 142.59
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 164.5
ABIT AN8 32X (NF4 SLI x16 200/400) 163.45
MSI K8N Diamond Plus (NF4 SLI x16 200/400) 173.91
DFI LANPartyUT NF4 SLI-DR Expert (NF4 SLI 200/400) 166.84
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI 200/400) 176.01
ECS KA1-MVP Extreme (Xpress 1600 200/400) 167.5

Hopefully as drivers mature, ATi will be able to extract more performance out of the CrossFire Xpress 1600 chipset.

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Contents of Article: ECS KA1-MVP Extreme
 Pg 1.  ECS KA1-MVP Extreme Xpress 1600 Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Rear I/O Exhaust Fan / BIOS Backups
 Pg 3.  ATi CrossFire Xpress 1600 Chipset
 Pg 4.  It's a question of overclocking
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: SYSMark2004
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: Office Productivity, SiSoft Sandra, Super Pi
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: PCMark05, 3DMark05
 Pg 8.  — Benchmarks: 3DMark06, FarCry, X3 Reunion, UT2004
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: Doom 3, Quake 4, Conclusions

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