The POVRay benchmark is great for showing the performance levels of various processors and compilers by timing how long it takes for POV-Ray to render a standard image with standard parameters.
Results: Here we see a big difference between the i855GM and i865PE test platforms. The ASUS CT-479 system was able to finish the rendering nine seconds faster then on the DFI 855GME-MGF board.
The Comanche 4 benchmark demo is a unique benchmark as it represents a real-world gaming experience. It contains the single player Eagle’s Talon mission from the game as well as a detailed cinematic. This DirectX 8.1 benchmark demo measures your system’s performance in the standard frames per second format.
Results: The ASUS P4P800SE with Beta BIOS 1009 takes the lead over the i855GM board. There is little doubt that the extra memory bandwidth that the i865PE chipset really does help gaming performance