Socket 754 Roundup: Comparing Generation 2by Wesley Fink on May 28, 2004 5:57 PM EST
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Standard Gaming Performance
With our stock 3200+ and ATI Radeon 9800 Pro, the results with the 2nd Generation boards are tightly clustered. The MSI, Epox, Chaintech, and Abit boards seem to swap positions in each test, but the difference between gaming performance is just too small to see any single board emerge as the performance champion in this roundup.
Abit's VIA-based KV8 PRO appears to slightly lag the nF3-250 boards in the older Comanche 4 and Quake 3 benchmarks, but it is completely competitive in the newer DX9 games, and one of the best performers in Aquamark3 and Halo.