FIRST LOOK: Abit Fatal1ty AA8XEby Wesley Fink on November 9, 2004 8:30 AM EST
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Performance Tests (Continued)
DirectX 8 & OpenGL Gaming
Abit and Fatal1ty have some interesting optimizations going on in older Direct X8 and Open GL games. The increase in Quake 3 performance compared to the Intel 925X is astonishing. Comanche 4 sees a similar huge boost compared to 925X. Once again, however, FX55 is a huge winner compared to Fatal1ty/3.46EE.
Measuring General Performance with PCMark 2004, we see that the huge cache in the 3.46EE doesn't make much difference. In this benchmark, the faster 3.6 tops the chart. We also see the familiar pattern with PCMark 2004 where Intel processors perform best with this benchmark. The difference is smaller with the FX55, but in most every other benchmark, the FX55 has a huge lead.