Legit Motherboard Reviews
Foxconn Intel i945/i955 Dual Core Motherboards
|Product:||Foxconn 955X7AA-8EKRS2, 945P7AA-8EKRS2, & 945G7MA-8EKRS2 Motherboards|
|Date:||Thu, Aug 04, 2005 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Rich Caporali|
3DMark05 Overall Score
3DMark05 is best suited for the latest generation of DirectX®9.0 graphics cards. It is the first benchmark to require a DirectX9.0 compliant hardware with support for Pixel Shaders 2.0 or higher! By combining high quality 3D tests, CPU tests, feature tests, image quality tools, and much more, 3DMark05 is a premium benchmark for evaluating the latest generation of gaming hardware.
3DMark03 Overall Score
3DMark03 is a collection of four 3D game based tests. Each 3DMark03 game test is a real-time rendering of a 3D scenario. It is important to note that these renderings are not merely animations or a set of recorded events; they are designed to function like 3D games work. As with 3D games, all computations are performed in real time. This is a critical part of FutureMarks philosophy of 3D graphics benchmarking.
AquaMark3 is a powerful tool to determine reliable information about the gaming performance of a computer system. Again, resolution was set 1024x768.
Doom 3 is one of the most system taxing games available. Its popularity also makes it a great choice for system benchmarking. I like to use Time Demo 1 with resolution set to 1024x768 with detail set to high.
Far Cry- Volcano
Far Cry is another super popular FPS title that seriously taxes your systems graphics. HardwareOC developed this specialized benchmarking utility that automatically runs the test twice and averages out the score. V 1.41 was used here, with a resolution of 1024x768 and detail levels set to high.
Again, a pretty even playing field. The 955X7AA came out ahead in most benchmarks, yet almost every benchmark not associated with memory was too close to really sway my opinion one way or the other. though the 955X should overclock better with its active cooling, and should provide a more complete package with its superior bundle and integrated features, the final judgement may come down to the simplest of choices....price.
Next Page - Final Thoughts
Page 1 - Introduction
Page 2 - The Foxconn 955X7AA
Page 3 - The Foxconn 945P7AA
Page 4 - The Foxconn 945G7MA
Page 5 - The BIOS
Page 6 - Test Setups
Page 7 - CPU Testing
Page 8 - Memory Testing
Page 9 - Graphics/Game Testing
Page 10 - Final Thoughts