ECS P67H2-A Black Extreme Motherboard Performance Review

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ECS P67H2-A Black Extreme AMD CrossFireX Scaling

XFX Radeon HD 6950 2GB Graphics Card

As with the previous page where we tested the NVIDIA SLI scaling between the chipsets, we want to do the same for the AMD CrossfireX. When we decided to run this series of tests, we were able to get in touch with our friends over at XFX and they kindly sent over a pair of XFX Radeon HD 6950′s.

ECS P67H2-A Black Extreme AMD CrossFireX Scaling in Aliens Vs. Predator

Again we will start with Rebellions Aliens Vs. Predator for our CrossfireX testing. The ECS P67H2-A Black Extreme saw a gain of 95.5% at 1280×1024 and 100.8% at 1920×1080.The ASUS P8P67 Deluxe saw a gain of 96.7% at 1280×1024 and 98.7% at 1920×1080. The ASUS P8P67 saw a performance gain in CrossfireX of 85.9% at 1280×1024 and 88.6% at 1920×1080. The ECS P55H-AK saw a gain of 92.9% at 1280×1024 and 93.9% at 1920×1080. The performance of the ECS P67H2-A Black Extreme is right on track with our other Intel P67 boards!

ECS P67H2-A Black Extreme AMD CrossFireX Scaling Metro 2033

Metro 2033, which is an NVIDIA “The Way it’s Meant to be Played” title, should give us some interesting results in CrossfireX. The ECS P67H2-A Black Extreme saw a gain of 26.8% at 1280×1024 and 45.5% at 1920×1080. The ASUS P8P67 Deluxe was able to improve by 42.2% at 1280×1024 and 54.4% at 1920×1080. The ASUS P8P67 saw a gain of 30.5% at 1280×1024 and 41.6% at 1920×1080. The ECS P55H-AK saw a gain of 8.1% at 1280×1024 and 7.4% of the single card performance at 1920×1024. Once again the ECS P67H2-A Black Extreme is right on track with our other Intel P67 motherboards.

ECS P67H2-A Black Extreme AMD CrossFireX Scaling in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat

In S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat the ECS P67H2-A Black Extreme saw a performance gain of 53.2% at 1280×1024 and 66.4% at 1920×1080. The ASUS P8P67 Deluxe was able to hit 53.5% at 1280×1024 and 67.6% at 1920×1080. While the ASUS P8P67 hit 51.3% of the single card performance at 1280×1024 and 61.3% at 1920×1080. The ECS P55H-AK scaled to 119.2% at 1280×1024 and 138.7% at 1920×1024.

Overall, the CrossfireX performance of the ECS P67H2-A Black Extreme is right on track with our other Intel P67 boards. There were a few slight differences between the performances board to board. When it comes down to it though, the ECS P67H2-A Black Extreme was easily able to give the others a solid run for the money.

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