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Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 Intel X48 Express Motherboard Review

Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 Intel X48 Express Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Gigabyte's high-end GA-X48-DS5 motherboard is, as you might have guessed, based on the Intel X48 Express and ICH9R chipsets. It's core logic offers up 32 lanes of PCI Express 2.0 bandwidth which makes this platform great for running a pair of Crossfire'd ATI videocards at full tilt.
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External Mfg. Website: Gigabyte Jan 28 2009   Julian Apong  
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Motherboard Benchmarks: 3DMark06, Quake 4, FEAR

Futuremark 3DMark06 1.0.2 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.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportFuturemark 3DMark06 1.0.2
Overall: Points Ranking
Asus P5NT Deluxe (NF 780i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 9612
Asus P5NT Deluxe (NF 780i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB SLI) 11408
Asrock Penryn1600SLIX3 Wifi (NF 680i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 9838
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 9566
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB SLI) 11375
Biostar TF7150V-M7 (GF 7150 333/1066 Onboard GF 7150) 384
Biostar TF7150V-M7 (GF 7150 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 9365
Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 (X48 333/1066) 9819
MSI X48 Platinum (X48 333/1333) 9775
Gigabyte GA-EP45-DQ6 (P45 333/1066) 9744
ECS P45T-A (P45 333/800) 9805
Biostar TPower I45 (P45 333/1066) 9786
Intel DG45ID (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 9781
Asus Maximus Extreme (X38 333/1333) 9360
Foxconn DigitaLife X38A (X38 333/800 DDR2) 9415
Foxconn DigitaLife X38A (X38 333/1333 DDR3) 9355
Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 (X38 333/1066) 9409
Asus BLITZ Formula (P35 333/1066) 9385
Foxconn MARS (P35 333/1066) 9230
MSI P35 Platinum Combo (P35 333/800 DDR2) 9753
MSI P35 Platinum Combo (P35 333/1333 DDR3) 9751
CPU: Points Ranking
Asus P5NT Deluxe (NF 780i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 2377
Asus P5NT Deluxe (NF 780i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB SLI) 2361
Asrock Penryn1600SLIX3 Wifi (NF 680i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 2396
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 2345
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB SLI) 2354
Biostar TF7150V-M7 (GF 7150 333/1066 Onboard GF 7150) 2352
Biostar TF7150V-M7 (GF 7150 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 2341
Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 (X48 333/1066) 2395
MSI X48 Platinum (X48 333/1333) 2367
Gigabyte GA-EP45-DQ6 (P45 333/1066) 2363
ECS P45T-A (P45 333/800) 2389
Biostar TPower I45 (P45 333/1066) 2378
Intel DG45ID (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 2373
Asus Maximus Extreme (X38 333/1333) 2373
Foxconn DigitaLife X38A (X38 333/800 DDR2) 2413
Foxconn DigitaLife X38A (X38 333/1333 DDR3) 2386
Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 (X38 333/1066) 2399
Asus BLITZ Formula (P35 333/1066) 2384
Foxconn MARS (P35 333/1066) 2344
MSI P35 Platinum Combo (P35 333/800 DDR2) 2378
MSI P35 Platinum Combo (P35 333/1333 DDR3) 2380

The 3DMark06 results are about average here, throughput to the videocard isn't an issue because the Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 has 16 lanes of PCI Express bandwidth to each slot.

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
Minimum 640x480: Points Ranking
Asus P5NT Deluxe (NF 780i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 568
Asus P5NT Deluxe (NF 780i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB SLI) 561
Asrock Penryn1600SLIX3 Wifi (NF 680i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 565
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 545
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB SLI) 535
Biostar TF7150V-M7 (GF 7150 333/1066 Onboard GF 7150) 145
Biostar TF7150V-M7 (GF 7150 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 558
Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 (X48 333/1066) 562
MSI X48 Platinum (X48 333/1333) 567
Gigabyte GA-EP45-DQ6 (P45 333/1066) 567
ECS P45T-A (P45 333/800) 559
Biostar TPower I45 (P45 333/1066) 553
Intel DG45ID (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 542
Asus Maximus Extreme (X38 333/1333) 563
Foxconn DigitaLife X38A (X38 333/800 DDR2) 575
Foxconn DigitaLife X38A (X38 333/1333 DDR3) 562
Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 (X38 333/1066) 554
Asus BLITZ Formula (P35 333/1066) 572
Foxconn MARS (P35 333/1066) 551
MSI P35 Platinum Combo (P35 333/800 DDR2) 545
MSI P35 Platinum Combo (P35 333/1333 DDR3) 554
Maximum 1024x768: Points Ranking
Asus P5NT Deluxe (NF 780i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 137
Asus P5NT Deluxe (NF 780i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB SLI) 206
Asrock Penryn1600SLIX3 Wifi (NF 680i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 137
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 134
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB SLI) 201
Biostar TF7150V-M7 (GF 7150 333/1066 Onboard GF 7150) 3
Biostar TF7150V-M7 (GF 7150 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 122
Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 (X48 333/1066) 135
MSI X48 Platinum (X48 333/1333) 134
Gigabyte GA-EP45-DQ6 (P45 333/1066) 134
ECS P45T-A (P45 333/800) 137
Biostar TPower I45 (P45 333/1066) 134
Intel DG45ID (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 133
Asus Maximus Extreme (X38 333/1333) 124
Foxconn DigitaLife X38A (X38 333/800 DDR2) 130
Foxconn DigitaLife X38A (X38 333/1333 DDR3) 123
Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 (X38 333/1066) 124
Asus BLITZ Formula (P35 333/1066) 125
Foxconn MARS (P35 333/1066) 126
MSI P35 Platinum Combo (P35 333/800 DDR2) 135
MSI P35 Platinum Combo (P35 333/1333 DDR3) 134

FEAR performs great on the Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 with scores equalling other top performing motherboards. Crossfire would obviously give you an added boost in speed.

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Contents of Article: Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5
 Pg 1.  Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 Intel X48 Express Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Gigabyte Dynamic Energy Saver - Energy Efficiency
 Pg 3.  Intel X48 Express - Performance Tuned?
 Pg 4.  Motherboard Highlights Photo Gallery
 Pg 5.  Overclocking with Gigabyte
 Pg 6.  — Motherboard Benchmarks: 3DMark06, Quake 4, FEAR
 Pg 7.  Motherboard Benchmarks: SYSmark 2007 Preview
 Pg 8.  Motherboard Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra: Processor
 Pg 9.  Motherboard Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra: Memory
 Pg 10.  Motherboard Benchmarks: PCMark Vantage
 Pg 11.  Gigabyte's take on the Intel X48

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