ASUS P8Z68-V PRO Review: Our First Z68 Motherboardby Ian Cutress on May 11, 2011 3:13 AM EST
Dirt 2 came to the PC in December 2009, developed by Codemasters with the EGO Engine. Resulting in favorable reviews, we use Dirt 2’s built-in benchmark under DirectX 11 to test the hardware. We test two different resolutions at two different quality settings using a discrete GPU, and an appropriate integrated GPU setting. (Since the game only runs in DX9 or DX11 modes and the HD 3000 lacks support for DX11, we test in DX9 mode on the iGPU.)
Our ASUS board does better in the 1680x1050 results than the 1920x1080, topping out the single and dual GPU results.
Metro 2033 is the Crysis of the DirectX 11 world (at least until Crysis 2 is updated to DX11 support), challenging every system that tries to run it at any high-end settings. Developed by 4A Games and released in March 2010, we use the built-in DirectX 11 Frontline benchmark to test the hardware. For the iGPU, we run in DX10 mode.