Page 1:Three-Way Goes Mainstream?
Page 2:The P55 Challenger
Page 3:The P55 Challenger, Continued
Page 4:The X58 Defender
Page 5:Test Settings And Benchmarks
Page 6:Benchmark Results: 3DMark
Page 7:Benchmark Results: Alien Vs. Predator
Page 8:Benchmark Results: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Page 9:Benchmark Results: Crysis
Page 10:Benchmark Results: DiRT 2
Page 11:Benchmark Results: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call Of Pripyat
Page 12:Performance Analysis
Page 13:Power And Efficiency
Few readers will build a system specifically for a single game from our specific benchmark set, so a look at average performance differences can help.
With connectivity shortcoming addressed by the NF200 PCIe bridge, the P55 solution edges out the X58 at 1680x1050. This is an important win, since the X58 motherboard lacked the need for such latency-producing devices and was further enhanced by both its triple-channel memory controller and 2 GB of extra RAM.
The P55 with NF200 continues its slight lead through 1920x1080.
The X58 finally wins at 2560x1600, an important resolution for anyone who might also be considering a step up to triple-display Nvidia Surround because its four-megapixel size is similar to that of three 1280x1024 monitors.
A chart that combines resolutions might not be important to readers who have specific settings in mind, but average performance is half of the equation for upcoming efficiency calculations.
- Three-Way Goes Mainstream?
- The P55 Challenger
- The P55 Challenger, Continued
- The X58 Defender
- Test Settings And Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: 3DMark
- Benchmark Results: Alien Vs. Predator
- Benchmark Results: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- Benchmark Results: Crysis
- Benchmark Results: DiRT 2
- Benchmark Results: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call Of Pripyat
- Performance Analysis
- Power And Efficiency