GIGABYTE G1.SNIPER2 Intel Z68 Motherboard ReviewWed, Sep 14, 2011 - 12:00 AM
Aliens Vs. Predator Benchmark v1.03
Aliens vs Predator is an entirely new title for PC and high-definition consoles from acclaimed British developer Rebellion, the team behind the 1999 original PC gaming classic. Bringing the most intense war between two of science-fiction’s most popular characters FPS fans, AvP delivers three outstanding single player campaigns and provides untold hours of unique 3-way multiplayer gaming. Experience distinctly new and thrilling first person gameplay as you survive, hunt and prey in the deadly jungles and swamps surrounding the damned colony of Freya’s Prospect. Aliens vs Predator D3D11 Benchmark v1.03 is a standalone benchmark test based upon Rebellion’s 2010 inter-species shooter Aliens vs. Predator. The test shows xenomorph-tastic scenes using heavy tessellation among other DX11 features. The benchmarks independent GUI was used for testing shown below.
We cranked up all the image quality settings in the benchmark to the highest level possible, so we were running 4x AA and 16x AF with SSAO enabled at both 1920×1200 and 1280×1024 on all the video cards.
Benchmark Results: The GIGABYTE G1 Sniper 2 saw a little bit of a dive in performance in the Aliens Vs. Predator Benchmark. The pair of ASUS Republic of Gamers motherboards both averaged 41.6 frames per second at 1920×1080, The GIGABYTE G1 Sniper 2 was just below that point with an average of 41.4 frames per second. At 1280×1024 the Sniper 2 was nearly a full frame per second lower. The Maximus IV Extreme-Z averaged 56.7 frames per second while the Sniper 2 averaged 55.8 frames per second. That’s a difference of 1%, not a mind blowing difference, though definitely one worth pointing out..