Gaming Performance

Gaming Performance

Gaming Performance

Gaming Performance

Gaming Performance

Gaming Performance

You expect NVIDIA to lead in Far Cry, and ATI to lead in Half Life 2, mirroring the optimizations for both games. However, the mainstream 6100 is close enough in Half Life 2 to ATI to expect that the 6150 might actually catch or pass the ATI RS480. In every other game, the NVIDIA 6100 is the clear winner, and the 6150 should do even better. NVIDIA has won this round, but we can't help but think what a difference 4 pixel pipelines would have made.

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  • wharris1 - Friday, September 23, 2005 - link

    Great article for a chipset with a lot of potential. I was wondering if we'd get southbridge (410/430) performance testing that's been found on most recent motherboard reviews (USB, SATA, audio, etc).
  • blinky2004 - Friday, September 23, 2005 - link

    Bright yellow slots and retention brackets and CMOS Reloaded hmmm.... Just like the DFI's...
    I wonder if DFI lent a hand on the design.
  • xsilver - Thursday, September 22, 2005 - link

    quote: "The only other place that we have seen CMOS reloaded is DFI."

    abit also has a "reloaded" cmos feature
    but then again -- AT is pro dfi right ;)
  • JarredWalton - Thursday, September 22, 2005 - link

    Sure, we're "pro DFI" - because DFI is making some very impressive boards. We're basically pro-enthusiast. :p

    I'm a little curious about the "CMOS Reloaded", though, as I would have that the name was trademarked.
  • xsilver - Thursday, September 22, 2005 - link

    abit dont call it cmos reloaded probably because it is trademarked
    they call it uguru -- but it performs pretty much the same i think
    eg. profiles in bios -- even if you reset the bios, you can load from a number of profiles that have been saved

    abit also has the guru software which can load a different set of profiles (on the fly overclocking) while in windows --- not sure if dfi /others have that
  • MattH - Thursday, September 22, 2005 - link

    The big question for me is whether the 6100/6150 will run Aero Glass.

    Hopefully there will be some boards out there with the full range of I/O options, including DVI, SPDIF, and 1394a. Put good overclocking options on one of those puppies, keep the price under $90, and it would be a killer board for anyone other than the SLI nuts.
  • Rza79 - Thursday, September 22, 2005 - link

    On which frequency is the RS480 GPU running?
    Because on the MSI RS480 board you can set the mhz from 200Mhz up to 350Mhz.
    On the MSI it is set to 200Mhz by default. So this is an important factor.

    Also, it would be nice to see how the Geforce 6100 stacks up against a full fledged RS480 board like the Gigabyte K8A480M-9 with on board 32MB framebuffer.
    The Gigabyte K8S760M also has on board framebuffer.
  • eRacer - Sunday, September 25, 2005 - link

    Looks like">this HKEPC review uses an ATI chipset with the 32MB dedicated graphics memory. The ATI board (presumably with 32MB memory) is quite a bit faster than the 6100 chipset in the 3D benchmarks tested.
  • Vol2005 - Monday, September 26, 2005 - link

    it was a R482 based mobo
  • Wesley Fink - Thursday, September 22, 2005 - link

    The ATI RS480 GPU clock is 300MHz.

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