Performance Tests

DirectX 9 Gaming

Since Fatal1ty is targeted at gaming, we ran a much larger group of current DirectX 9 benchmarks than we would normally run in a First Look. The goal was to compare the Abit Fatal1ty performance on the most current games to 925X and nForce4.

Gaming Performance

Gaming Performance

Gaming Performance

Gaming Performance

Gaming Performance

Gaming Performance

The tweaks on the Fatal1ty board combined with the extra 2MB of L3 cache on the 3.46EE certainly allow the Abit to outperform the 925X with the faster 3.6GHz Prescott in most Direct X 9 games. The 1066FSB also contributes a very small amount to the increased performance as we found in the recent 925XE launch review. The Abit Fatal1ty is an outstanding performer compared to other Intel boards that we have tested. The improvement in Far Cry performance, in particular, is impressive.

However, all the outstanding tweaks and gaming enhancements just can't offset the gaming horsepower available with the FX55 and 4000+. In most DirectX 9 benchmarks at stock speed, the FX55 wipes the floor with the 3.46EE on the Fatal1ty.

Test Setup Performance Tests (Continued)
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  • Chuckles - Tuesday, November 9, 2004 - link

    One question: Why was the board layout not analyzed? Reply
  • shabby - Tuesday, November 9, 2004 - link

    Is it me, or are the comparisons totally useless.
    An fx55 vs 4000+ vs 3.46ee vs 3.6... how the hell can you do a mobo comparison with 4 different cpu's?
    If your going to compare a mobo, compare it to 3 other mobo's with the same chipset to see which one performs better.
    Reply
  • formulav8 - Tuesday, November 9, 2004 - link

    That fatal1ty guy is one ugly dude. I guess looks doesn't matter when it comes to playing games :)


    Jason
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  • LtPage1 - Tuesday, November 9, 2004 - link

    im sure they will, eventually. cmon- give the intel fans a break. up till now, they had nothing. :) Reply
  • Desslok - Tuesday, November 9, 2004 - link

    Wat was ABIT thinking? Why not make this board for the Athlon 64? Reply
  • InsaneInDaBrain - Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - link

    OMG i have this old crappy mobo and it only hold DDR2 RAm and its sooooo funny with its old Pentium 4 CPU and 4 GB ram XD im laughing so hard XD typing this on an AMD FX-8350 machine..... Rockin' The AMD finally Reply

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