Benchmark Results: 3D Games
Asus takes the win at medium settings in Call of Duty: World at War, but falls to the middle when game details are increased.
The M4A79T Deluxe stays slightly ahead through both Crysis detail levels.
Asus repeats its performance at medium settings in Far Cry 2, falling slightly behind Gigabyte at higher details.
Taking the top position in World in Conflict helps the M4A79T Deluxe secure its overall gaming lead.
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i like that dial on the MSI... mmm.Reply
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black EditionReply
(2.80 GHz, 86.0 MB Cache)
I never knew any AMD processors had that much cache!
NitroSuperSonicAMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition(2.80 GHz, 86.0 MB Cache)I never knew any AMD processors had that much cache!Reply
"Asus has clear performance leadership,..." :-)))Reply
1.66% better than the worst performer in the tests. :-)
who said Phenom II has low cache size i think with those 86mb you can do amazing things!!Reply
sorry about the double post but i would have liked to have seen these benchmarked with two 4870x2's... since they keep talking about them so much.Reply
Super CPU fixed ;)Reply
Not much point in throwing that much GPU horsepower at a motherboard review; the card Thomas used is our current reference--and it's more than ample for showcasing the differences between these boards.
If you want to see quad-CrossFire for any specific reason, feel free to let us know and we can put together a story idea!
I think people would like to see a dual-295/dual-4870x2 series of benches if only for the "OMG BEASTLY!" factor. I dunno. XDReply
ifko_pifko"Asus has clear performance leadership,..." :-)))1.66% better than the worst performer in the tests. :-)Reply
Consistent would have been better if not for the fear of people pointing out ever tiny inconsistency. Just remember, if you're 5'11" tall it's clear to just about everyone that you're not 6'!!!
cangelini...the card Thomas used is our current reference--and it's more than ample for showcasing the differences between these boards.Reply
Could you clarify that a bit Chris? Are you saying you would not expect any difference in crossfire between the MBs? If so, that's OK. However, if there's going to be a difference, that is the main reason to buy a 790FX. If you aren't going to crossfire might as well get a GX.
I suspect the chipset isn't the whole story and the various manufacturers could still screw up the PCI-E voltages or something :p