Call of Duty: World at War shows noticeable differences between various motherboards, most likely reflecting how aggressively each board uses Intel Turbo Mode.
Performance differences are diminished greatly when the graphics cards becomes a bottleneck. This is most noticeable at high resolutions in Crysis.
Far Cry 2 shows an unexpected amount of variability at higher resolutions, but we should be learning by now to expect the unexpected with EIST and Turbo Mode enabled.
Asus and MSI nudge their performance forward a little by using slightly elevated base clocks, yet World In Conflict performance gains appear disproportionately larger than the clock speed difference.
- Two Steps Forward, Three Steps Back
- ASRock X58 SuperComputer
- X58 SuperComputer BIOS, Software And Accessories
- Asus P6T
- P6T BIOS, Software And Accessories
- Biostar TPower X58
- TPower X58 BIOS, Software And Accessories
- DFI LANParty DK X58-T3eH6
- X58-T3eH6 BIOS, Software And Accessories
- EVGA X58 3X SLI
- Foxconn Renaissance
- Renaissance BIOS, Software, And Accessories
- MSI X58 Platinum SLI
- X58 Platinum SLI BIOS, Software, And Accessories
- Test Settings
- Benchmark Results: 3D Games
- Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Benchmark Results: Synthetic
- Power, Heat, And Overclocking