AMD’s 690G/V Series Chipset Preview and Benchmarks

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Game Testing

Company of Heroes:

Company of Heroes

Company of Heroes is set during World War II where the player follows a military unit, known as Able Company, as they fight their way through some of the greatest and bloodiest battles, including the D-Day landings at Normandy.

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We set the graphics to what we would consider low quality at 1024×768 and the performance results show that the game runs, but not at frame rates that would be easy on the eyes. If you have this game and want to know how your current system will run with similiar settings you can copy them via the image below!

Game Settings

F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R. Benchmark

Sierra; F.E.A.R w/ v1.0.8 patch:

F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assault and Recon) is a first-person close-quarters combat game for the PC. The story begins when a paramilitary force infiltrates a multi-billion dollar aerospace compound, and the government responds by sending in Special Forces. The group loses contact with the government when an eerie signal interrupts radio communications–and when that interference subsides moments later, the team has been destroyed. That’s where you come in. As part of a classified strike team created to deal with threats no one else can handle, your mission is simple: eliminate the intruders at any cost, determine the origin of the signal, and contain the potential crisis before it gets out of control. 

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The AMD 690G owns the GeForce 6150SE and is actually playable with low quality settings at 1024×768 screen resolution! Without a doubt the AMD 690G has the best integrated graphics of any Socket AM2 motherboard, but what happens when you add a PCI Express video card?

Disabling The Integrated Graphics:

Just for fun we added an XFX GeForce 8800GTX to each system and used Forceware Release 100.65 drivers to run the benchmark again at the same exact settings. This test will show the efficiency of the x16 PCI Express lane that is available for video cards if one chooses to add one.

FEAR 8800GTX

With a PCI Express card added into the system the memory is no longer shared and the GeForce 6150SE takes the performance win.  I’m more impressed by the difference in frames per second bettwen the fastest Integrated solution and the fastest graphics card in the world.

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