be used on desktop PC's, Laptops and even Workstations and tests
everyday computing from home to office usage. PCMark
specifically stresses the CPU, memory subsystem, graphics subsystem, hard drives, WindowsXP GUI
(if WinXP is used), video performance and even laptop batteries.
Gigabyte 8IPE1000 Pro2-W performs quite well in PCMark, let's see what 3D
performance is like next...
combining DirectX8 support with completely new graphics, it continues to provide
good overall system benchmarks. 3DMark2001 SE has been created in cooperation
with the major 3D accelerator and processor manufacturers to provide a reliable
set of diagnostic tools. The suite demonstrates 3D gaming performance by using
real-world gaming technology to test a system's
true performance abilities. Tests include: DirectX8 Vertex Shaders, Pixel
Shaders and Point Sprites, DOT3 and Environment Mapped Bump Mapping, support for
Full Scene Anti-aliasing and Texture Compression and two game tests using Ipion
real-time physics. Higher 3DMark scores denote better performance.
Team up a
Pentium4 3.0C and an ATi Radeon 9800 Pro and you'll score well pretty much with
any motherboard! The Gigabyte 8IPE1000 Pro2-W does very well for itself