ABIT’s AA8-DuraMAX — The Next Winner or Loser?

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Game Testing:

NovaLogic; Comanche 4:

The Comanche 4 benchmark demo is a unique benchmark as it represents a real-world gaming experience. It contains the single player Eagle’s Talon mission from the game as well as a detailed cinematic. This DirectX 8.1 benchmark demo measures your system’s performance in the standard frames per second format. We ran our benchmark at 640 x 480.

 

Epic Games; Unreal Tournament 2003:

Using the full installation of Unreal Tournament 2003 along with the newest patch gives us a very nice real world benchmark! We also used [H]ardOCP’s UT2003 Benchmarking utility version 2.1. A resolution of 640×480 was tested in Direct3D on the built-in [H] CPU test.

Epic Games; Unreal Tournament 2004:

Using the full installation of Unreal Tournament 2004 with patch 3236 gives us a benchmark based on one of the most popular first person shooters on the market today! We used a custom demo to test the CPU performance.

 

Activision; Call Of Duty:

Using the full installation of Call of Duty along with the newest patch gives us a very nice real world benchmark! We also used a custom demo for our testing at 640×480.

Results: Once again the benchmarks are pretty much the same with no major differences to be seen!

We could keep going on to our Audio and Hard Drive sub-system testing sections, but we again didn’t see any major significant differences between the two boards. Today we will save you and us time by point that out and not showing a half dozen more graphs with little or no variance.

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