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Foxconn A690GM2MA-RS2H AMD 690G Motherboard Review

Foxconn A690GM2MA-RS2H AMD 690G Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The Foxconn A690GM2MA-RS2H motherboard is based around AMD's 690G / SB600 chipsets, and although it has both DVI and analog video outputs, it regrettably lacks the HDMI jack that many other AMD690G motherboards boast.
 79% Rating:   
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External Mfg. Website: Foxconn Oct 16 2007   Colin Sun  
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Motherboard Benchmarks: Doom 3, FEAR

ID Software Doom 3 1.3 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.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportID Software Doom 3 1.3
HQ 1024x768 FPS Ranking
ECS G33T-M2 (Intel G33 200/800 C2D E6600 Onboard Video) 15.6
ECS G33T-M2 (Intel G33 200/800 C2D E6600 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 173.2
Asus A8N-VM (GF 6150 200/400 939 FX-60 Onboard Video) 8.2
Asus A8N-VM (GF 6150 200/400 939 FX-60 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 122.7
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF 6150 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ Onboard Video) 8.9
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF 6150 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ GF 8800GTS 320MB) 142.6
Biostar TF7050-MM2 (GF7050 200/800 Onboard Video) 12.4
Biostar TF7050-M2 (GF7050 200/800 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 144.3
ASRock AliveNF7G-HDready (GF 7050PV 200/800 Onboard Video) 12.5
ASRock AliveNF7G-HDready (GF 7050PV 200/800 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 145.6
ECS AMD690GM-M2 (AMD 690G 200/800 Onboard Video) 9.6
ECS AMD690GM-M2 (AMD 690G 200/800 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 141.5
MSI K9AGM2-FIH (AMD 690G 200/800 Onboard Video) 9.9
MSI K9AGM2-FIH (AMD 690G 200/800 GF8800GTS 320MB) 140.7
Gigabyte GA-MA69G-S3G (AMD 690G 200/800 Onboard Video) 9.5
Gigabyte GA-MA69G-S3G (AMD 690G 200/800 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 141.6
Foxconn A690GM2MA-RS2H (AMD 690G 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ Onboard Video) 9.7
Foxconn A690GM2MA-RS2H (AMD 690G 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ GF 8800GTS 320MB) 142.1

With the onboard Radeon Xpress 1250 videocard framerates are quite poor, and lower than other integrated graphics cards like the nVidia Geforce 7050PV and Intel G33. With a GeForce 8800GTS 320MB videocard the framerates jump to a sweet 142.1 fps!

Sierra FEAR 1.08

Source: Sierra

FEAR is Sierra's latest first person shooter which relies heavily on DirectX 9 features. With its "Soft Shadows" feature enabled, even the fastest videocards run at a crawl, FEAR is definitely the new benchmark for future FPS games to follow.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportSierra FEAR 1.08
1024x768 FPS Ranking
ECS G33T-M2 (Intel G33 200/800 C2D E6600 Onboard Video) 5
ECS G33T-M2 (Intel G33 200/800 C2D E6600 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 185
Asus A8N-VM (GF 6150 200/400 939 FX-60 Onboard Video) 4
Asus A8N-VM (GF 6150 200/400 939 FX-60 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 167
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF 6150 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ Onboard Video) 4
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF 6150 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ GF 8800GTS 320MB) 163
Biostar TF7050-MM2 (GF7050 200/800 Onboard Video) 5
Biostar TF7050-M2 (GF7050 200/800 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 167
ASRock AliveNF7G-HDready (GF 7050PV 200/800 Onboard Video) 5
ASRock AliveNF7G-HDready (GF 7050PV 200/800 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 169
ECS AMD690GM-M2 (AMD 690G 200/800 Onboard Video) 3
ECS AMD690GM-M2 (AMD 690G 200/800 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 157
MSI K9AGM2-FIH (AMD 690G 200/800 Onboard Video) 4
MSI K9AGM2-FIH (AMD 690G 200/800 GF8800GTS 320MB) 160
Gigabyte GA-MA69G-S3G (AMD 690G 200/800 Onboard Video) 4
Gigabyte GA-MA69G-S3G (AMD 690G 200/800 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 162
Foxconn A690GM2MA-RS2H (AMD 690G 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ Onboard Video) 4
Foxconn A690GM2MA-RS2H (AMD 690G 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ GF 8800GTS 320MB) 163

FEAR results closely resemble Doom 3 framerates. You can't play FEAR with the onboard videocard. Installing a stand alone videocard dramatically improves the capabilities of the Foxconn A690GM2MA-RS2H motherboard.

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Contents of Article: Foxconn A690GM2MA-RS2H
 Pg 1.  Foxconn A690GM2MA-RS2H AMD 690G Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Foxconn A690GM2MA-RS2H Highlights
 Pg 3.  Overclocking the AMD 690G and the BIOS
 Pg 4.  Motherboard Benchmarks: SYSmark 2007 Preview
 Pg 5.  Motherboard Benchmarks: PCMark05, 3DMark06
 Pg 6.  — Motherboard Benchmarks: Doom 3, FEAR
 Pg 7.  HD Content Playback and Max Motherboard Overclocking Chart
 Pg 8.  Backbone of an Affordable Desktop PC

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