Gaming and 3D performance

Far Cry 2

Featuring fantastic visuals courtesy of the Dunia Engine, this game also features one of the most impressive benchmark tools we have seen in a PC game. For single GPU results we set the performance feature set to Very High, graphics to High, and enable DX10 with 2xAA.

Gaming Performance - Far Cry 2 - i5 661 CPU @ Stock


Gaming Performance - Far Cry 2 - i5 661 CPU @ 4GHz



Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War II

We are big fans of the Warhammer franchise, especially Dawn of War II. One of the latest RTS games in our library is also one of the more demanding titles on both the CPU and GPU. We crank all options to Ultra, enable AA, and then run the built-in performance benchmark for our result.

Gaming Performance - Dawn Of War II - i5 661 CPU @ Stock



Gaming Performance - Dawn Of War II - i5 661 CPU @ 4GHz


The DH57JG certainly keeps up with the pack in gaming performance.


AutoCAD 2010 x64—Cadalyst 2008

We utilize AutoCAD 2010 x64 and the Cadalyst Labs 5 benchmark.

Application Performance - AutoCAD 2010 x64 - i5 661 CPU @ Stock


The Cadalyst benchmark seems to be a great all round test of 3D performance mingled with fast hard drive access. We've seen a lot of variance in this benchmark from board to board using the same chipset - the DH57JG turns in a rather average score of 817.

Test Setup and Power System Benchmarks
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  • Forgetsalvation - Thursday, March 25, 2010 - link

    I talked to Intel presales support, i was informed that essentially this motherboard's BIOS has been locked down so that it will not support the core i7.
    unfortunately i did not discover this until after i purchased this motherboard and a i7-860.

    I was very hopeful when I saw this review showed a i7-860 that worked, how ever i still can not get my system to boot.

    Do the moderators have any suggestions for me, i very much want to run this combo but I am running out to time to return these parts if they will not work
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  • Erick Thompson - Monday, March 22, 2010 - link

    I would love to use the M350 case from mini-box, but the largest power supply I can get is 102 watts. With this board and a i3 530 (using integrated graphics), along with a SSD drive, it seems like 102 watts would be enough, if pushing the edge a bit. Any thoughts?

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  • fbd - Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - link

    Yeah im interested in that also... I see that actually u tested a Core i7 in the board but i read in the documentation of the board that it is designed to support cpus up to 87W TDP only, while the i7 has 95 W. What does that mean? Is some kind of hardware part ( e.g. circuitry) of the board not sufficient to support an i7 or what? Or does it support it only at lower speeds? Im a bit confused. What does this mean: "We managed to get the board to post at 21X150 BCLK, but found processor core frequency throttles down to 3GHz or so under full load to ensure safety for the CPU VRM". Does it mean that if u put a stock core i7-860 into the board it wont be able to operate over 3ghz? What about turbo boost then? It cant go over 3ghz either? Thx for any reply. Reply
  • abnderby - Saturday, March 6, 2010 - link

    Inoticed your comment about not reviewing many intel boards. Yes I do agree with you on the fact that they do not offer the best package of thrills and frils. But it has been my experience with many of the other manufacturers that the quality and length of service of their boards are no where near that of Intels. I have run into many issues with other boards after a year of 24/7 use. Some of the board components would fail or the boards would die.

    Over the last 12 years I have only had 2 Intel boards die with less than 5 years of service. None of which were my workstation/server boards or high end PC boards. Intel does put in a tremendous amount of quality that lasts.

    Currently I run 1 dual xeon that is 6 years old with 2 3.6 GHz xeons with 64 bit Windows 7. It stills runs flawlessly. I run a core 2 on intel uBTX 3 years now flawlessly.

    So please your crowd out here is not just enthusiests that like or have to overclock everything. Many of us want the high quality and long lasting systems. Intel boards must be in that mix.

    Duane
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  • MamiyaOtaru - Friday, March 5, 2010 - link

    Jet Geyser is one of my favorite thermal features in Yellowstone. Around the corner from the Fountain Paint Pots. It's not a very big one though. Wonder if Intel had it in mind when naming their board Reply
  • mschira - Monday, March 1, 2010 - link

    Hi
    I love these powerful low power systems!
    I would be very interested in tests of a file server based on these board.
    Like using a Highpoint RocketRAID 2322 system.

    Cheers
    M.
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  • AmdInside - Monday, March 1, 2010 - link

    The P45 based mini-itx board from Intel had a lot of issues. I am not sure if I would jump on this one myself. Reply
  • hnzw rui - Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - link

    As far as I'm aware, Intel doesn't have a P45 Mini-ITX board. They do have an Intel DG45FC which is a G45 board. Reply
  • play2learn - Monday, March 1, 2010 - link

    Usb 3.0 and 32 nm graphics...Then maybe! Reply
  • blyndy - Monday, March 1, 2010 - link

    It looks like m-itx is the new m-atx, which is great. Reply

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