Benchmark Results: Metro 2033
Metro 2033 chokes most systems, making this already-old game an excellent replacement for the ancient, original Crysis. Once again, we look for large differences to expose non-standard clocks or configuration issues.
The leaders from DiRT 3, ECS and Intel each take top positions in one of the two test charts. Typical variations of roughly 0.5 FPS between consecutive runs point to performance that’s very close to par for all tested boards.
Since the boards all have vastly superior profit margins, your statement is misleading. Why is everyone too afraid to reveal the truth about motherboard pricing?
A comparison of the time between the power button being pressed and the installed bootloader starting would be very interesting to me. I was thinking it might be easiest to measure this by having no OS on the boot media and measuring the time to the "please insert boot media" message, but I'm sure you can think of other ways of doing it.
I'm also informed that on some boards the boot time varies dramatically dependent on whether any Overclocking is enabled, as compared to the stock settings - that would also be worth knowing.
not anymore, asrock is no longer affiliated with Asus and is owned by Pegatron Corp.