Asus P5N-E SLI Motherboard Review – The 680i KillerFri, Jan 12, 2007 - 12:00 AM
3DMark06 includes an array of 3D graphics, CPU and 3D feature tests for overall performance measurement of current and future PC gaming systems. With this broader design approach, 3DMark06 has become the benchmark of choice for all PCs with top-of-the-line graphics hardware and CPUs. 3DMark06 is the first product from Futuremark using the AGEIA PhysX software physics library in two very complex, game-like threaded CPU tests conceived to measure properly performances of single processor, multi-core and multiple processor systems in next generation of games. In addition to using real-time physics, both CPU tests also employ multi-threaded artificial intelligence algorithms. By combining the results of the two CPU tests and four graphics tests, 3DMark06 enables users to get a 3DMark score which reflects the overall gaming performance of their PC.
The Asus does well for itself in the overall score, coming in on top of the other two boards in our testing. The difference is once again minimul at best.
We see the same in the CPU score of 3dMark. The Asus takes the lead, though it is a less than 1% difference.