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Asus M2R32-MVP CrossFire Xpress 3200 Motherboard Review

Asus M2R32-MVP CrossFire Xpress 3200 Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: With the Xpress 3200, ATI brings its dual videocard Crossfire system to the AMD table, and Intel as well.
 75% Rating:   
Filed under: Motherboards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: ASUS Oct 24 2006   Max Page  
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Benchmarks: FarCry, Doom 3, Quake 4

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 LQ 640x480 FPS Ranking
MSI P4N Diamond (NF4 SLI 200/800) 171.25
Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X 200/667) 149.91
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 200/800) 84.69
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800) 185.2
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800) 170.27
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800) 171.25
Epox MF570 SLI (NF 570 SLI 200/800) 172.61
Foxconn C51XEM2AA (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 169.19
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 175.26
ECS KA3 MVP Extreme (RD580 200/800) 170.45
Asus M2R32-MVP (RD580 200/800) 167.04

FarCry framerates are a bit on the low side here, but it's not too much out of the ordinary. You certainly will not not notice the difference between platforms.

Doom 3 Source: id Software

Doom 3 takes advantage of the latest videocard technology and pushes the processing power of the CPU to its absolute limit. At its highest setting, Ultra quality, texture sizes pass the 500MB mark which means even tomorrow's videocards will have a hard time running everything. The frame rates in the game itself are locked at 60 fps so anything above that point is wasted. Each test is run three times with the third run being recorded.

Doom 3:
LQ 640x480: FPS Ranking
MSI P4N Diamond (NF4 SLI 200/800) 144.3
Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X 200/667) 138.4
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 200/800) 96.6
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800) 148.4
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800) 144.5
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800) 144.3
Epox MF570 SLI (NF 570 SLI 200/800) 145.2
Foxconn C51XEM2AA (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 146.7
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 141.1
ECS KA3 MVP Extreme (RD580 200/800) 143.9
Asus M2R32-MVP (RD580 200/800) 145

Doom 3 framerates from the Asus M2R32-MVP are good, if you want to build a solid gaming platform the Asus M2R32-MVP should be considered.

Quake 4

Source: id Software

Quake 4 is the latest shooter from ID and is based on the Doom 3 engine. Tweaked to for more eye candy, Quake 4 promises to be tougher on videocards and systems than its predecessor was. Quake 4 also does not have a 60 fps limiter like Doom 3, with the Ultra setting, graphic textures can surpass the 500MB mark! Each test is run three times and with the third run being recorded.

Quake 4
LQ 640x480: FPS Ranking
MSI P4N Diamond (NF4 SLI 200/800) 150.5
Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H (975X 200/667) 142.8
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 200/800) 113.8
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800) 154.4
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800) 152.9
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800) 150.5
Epox MF570 SLI (NF 570 SLI 200/800) 150.6
Foxconn C51XEM2AA (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 154.8
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800) 146.4
ECS KA3 MVP Extreme (RD580 200/800) 148.7
Asus M2R32-MVP (RD580 200/800) 148.2

In the final test of the day, Quake 4, the Asus M2R32-MVP motherboard performs very well and keeps up with some of the fastest Socket AM2 motherboards around!

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Contents of Article: ASUS M2R32-MVP
 Pg 1.  Asus M2R32-MVP CrossFire Xpress 3200 Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  ATi CrossFire Xpress 3200
 Pg 3.  Asus M2R32-MVP Motherboard Highlights
 Pg 4.  Overclocking with the M2R32-MVP Motherboard!
 Pg 5.  Test System Specs / Sysmark 2004
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: Office Productivity, SiSoft Sandra
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: SuperPi, PCMark05
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: 3DMark05, 3DMark06
 Pg 9.  — Benchmarks: FarCry, Doom 3, Quake 4
 Pg 10.  Xpress 3200 for Office or Gaming?

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