Aliens vs. Predator Benchmark

Aliens vs. Predator is a DirectX 11 science fiction first-person shooter video game, developed by Rebellion Developments.  Available as a standalone benchmark, on default settings the benchmark uses 1920x1080 with high AF settings.  Results are reported as the average frame rate across 4 runs.

AVP - One 5850

As with most of our results, the differences are minuscule. There is only a 0.3 FPS difference between this motherboard and the top motherboard.

AVP - IGP

The motherboard appears to be able to hold its ground against the A75 chipset.

Metro2033

Metro 2033 is a challenging DX11 benchmark that challenges every system that tries to run it at any high-end settings.  Developed by 4A Games and released in March 2010, we use the inbuilt DirectX 11 Frontline benchmark to test the hardware at 1920x1080 with full graphical settings.  Results are given as the average frame rate from 10 runs.

Metro2033 - One 5850

There is very little difference between this motherboard and other motherboards which cost twice the price.

Metro2033 - IGP

Metro is a very demanding game and the board does well to keep up with other more expensive motherboards on the market.

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  • seanleeforever - Thursday, March 22, 2012 - link

    why not just purchase some DC power supply and take the read out directly? what the system will suck out of the socket can be computed by the efficiency of your PSU at that particular load. (say the system uses 100W, and you know your PSU has 80% efficiency at 100W, then you can compute that you system will suck out 120W from the wall)

    speaking of which, when will anandtech actually buy some product for testing instead of taking what manufacture 'supplied' parts? because we all know there is absolutely no any conflict of interest when a manufacture 'send' you their 'regular' product for 'free' for this website to write an great review to 'speak truth' about their product.
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  • Shadowmaster625 - Thursday, March 22, 2012 - link

    Actually a 5850 is a smart choice. Maybe not this particular version, but a generic 5850. One might find such a beast for under $100 on ebay at some point in the next 6 months. That would be a great deal for a value gamer. Reply
  • Ratman6161 - Thursday, March 22, 2012 - link

    I'm in the process of decision making for a low cost, small form factor system for my wife to use. I'm comparing Intel i3 Vs Llano and finding I can get an i3 2125 or a AMD A8 38xx for about the same price and to me it comes down to graphics performance. My take:

    1. If you want to get the best processing power, go with i3
    2. If you want the best graphics you can get without the need for a pci-e card, and processing power is not that important to you get llano.
    3. If you want processing power and better graphics too, get i3 with a pci-e card
    4. If you want better graphics than Llano offers, once again its i3 with pci-e card

    So the only scenario (at least for me) where AMD makes sense is #2 which actually happens to be what we are looking for. Testing it with an add on card doesn't help me. And if you wanted to use AMD with an add on card, you could just go with a cheap Athlon X4 - as you wouldn't need the graphics on the Llano cpu anyway.
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  • loimlo - Saturday, March 24, 2012 - link

    Yes, I'd like to see power consumption figures without a discrete VGA. I'm fine with 5850 given it's a requirement of formula across motherboard reviews, but something like integrated VGA would be welcomed.

    Btw, does Anandtech consider using smaller PSU in the future review? It seems ridiculous to use 1250W for such an entry-level product. It's unrealistic for mass deployment and inefficient at such low load.
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  • ssj3gohan - Thursday, March 22, 2012 - link

    It's good to see other people complaining about this, too. Power consumption is, especially compared to the high quality of their other reviews and articles, an underdeveloped appendage at Anandtech. Reply
  • ssj3gohan - Thursday, March 22, 2012 - link

    A lot of sentences and general flow of this article are in my opinion sub-par for a site like AnandTech. It seems like this article was first written in Dutch and then translated straight up sentence-by-sentence into English. It would really help readability if the article were edited by a native speaker. Reply
  • silverblue - Thursday, March 22, 2012 - link

    You may wish to provide examples as I don't see what you're referring to. In my eyes, it's a very comprehensible article and I haven't had to read something twice to decipher what the author is trying to get across. Reply
  • Taft12 - Thursday, March 22, 2012 - link

    I felt the same way as ssj3gohan when I read the article, here's 3 awkward sentences in a row:

    "The blue PCB which the GA-A55M-S2V is built on is a typical sighting from the current Gigabyte budget segment. Keen eyes will notice the lack of VRM heatsinks, despite this board being certified to run 100W processors. This will undoubtledly lead to little room in terms of pushing the platform."

    Don't get me wrong however, this is a good review and bravo to Anandtech for reviewing more entry-level components. Just peer-review them before putting it live.
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  • ggathagan - Thursday, March 22, 2012 - link

    There's absolutely nothing wrong with any of those sentences.
    The closest to "awkward" one could get would be the use of "a typical sighting".
    Even that, however, is a somewhat common turn of phrase.

    If I wrote tech reviews for a popular website, I would get very tired of writing essentially the same thing over and over again.

    In that circumstance, I would certainly try to inject a little variety by doing exactly what Brendan appears to have done.
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  • silverblue - Friday, March 23, 2012 - link

    The only thing I could recommend here is adding a small amount of punctuation, but that's it. For example:

    "The blue PCB - which the GA-A55M-S2V is built on - is a typical sighting from the current Gigabyte budget segment."
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