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Benchmark Results: Gaming

Zotac's Ion Board On Windows 7: Nvidia Re-Arms Intel’s Atom

The contrast between synthetic 3D tests and real-world gaming becomes apparent here, as the Ion machine is clearly CPU-limited in our Left 4 Dead benchmark (look back to the 3DMark tests and it becomes clear that, at least in theory, Nvidia’s graphics processor is stronger than AMD’s).

The point is hammered home even harder in World of Warcraft, where the Ion platform gets stuck at 50 fps. We were forced to use a slightly lower resolution on the AMD platform as a result of resolution supprt differencesin each company's driver, but the exercise is largely academic at this point—the 780G-based machine is limited by its GPU, while the Ion setup could use a faster CPU.

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