Standard Gaming Performance

We tested with our standard group of game tests, which includes Quake 4, Aquamark 3, F.E.A.R, Far Cry, Splinter Cell – Chaos Theory, Doom 3, and Wolfenstein-Enemy Territory. All boards were tested with the Stock MSI 7800GTX with 81.98 drivers to allow direct comparison of motherboard gaming performance.  Benchmarks were also run using the latest ATI X1900XT video card on the Asus A8R32-MVP Deluxe for comparison and to provide a baseline for future performance tests.

Gaming Performance

Gaming Performance

Gaming Performance

Gaming Performance

Gaming Performance

Gaming Performance

Gaming Performance

The Asus was generally the top performer in standard gaming when compared to NVIDIA boards running the same 7800 GTX. This should put to rest any concerns as to whether or not an NVIDIA video card will perform well on the upcoming RD580 chipset. We have already seen in the X1900XT launch reviews that it is now the top video performer – at least until NVIDIA launches their new architecture in the near future. It should come as no surprise that the X1900XT topped all the gaming charts – some by wide margins.

Graphics Performance and Encoding Crossfire Gaming Performance


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  • Spinne - Monday, March 6, 2006 - link

    NewEgg still doesn't have them in stock, neither does Monarc Computers. Wonder how long it'll be before they get them and the prices drop. Reply
  • dennis hs - Sunday, March 5, 2006 - link

    I've just gotten this mobo.. It's pretty sweet! I really like the ALC882 onboard sound! It's really crispy and all good :D

    Overall I don't have any issues with it. It's a damn good mobo!

    [vietnamese hooker mode on]
    " Me love it longtime :) "
    [vietnamese hooker mode off]
  • tonser - Friday, March 3, 2006 - link

    It is nice that manufactors listen, but why do they still bring out Motherboards for SLI and Crossfire, where the normal PCI cannot be used with their heigh end grafic cards - I am wondering ? Reply
  • yacoub - Thursday, March 2, 2006 - link

    This board gets an official "daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn, Gina!" rating.
    Holy crap it flies with an X1900XT!
  • theOracle - Wednesday, March 1, 2006 - link

    In the table - "PEG Bugger Length" Reply
  • Wesley Fink - Monday, March 6, 2006 - link

    Corrected the Brokeback Mountain reference Reply
  • DigitalFreak - Wednesday, March 1, 2006 - link

    No one has any RD580 boards in stock in the US. Hell, Newegg doesn't even have any listed! Looks like another classic paper launch to me. Reply
  • glynor - Wednesday, March 1, 2006 - link">Oh, and how about from Newegg here Reply
  • SLIM - Wednesday, March 1, 2006 - link">1

    Please get a clue before posting. All these people complaining about not making proper comparisons because Anandtech went the extra step of testing the latest vid card from ati on their latest chipset in ADDITION to making a very fair comparison with what nvidia has to offer currently.

    Nice article, too bad people don't pay attention to the graphs before they complain about them.
  • DigitalFreak - Thursday, March 2, 2006 - link

    Moron. Did you happen to notice the "Out Of Stock" button?

    And what's with the bitching about proper comparisons, blah blah blah? Reply to the wrong thread, did we?

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