Aliens vs. Predator Benchmark

Aliens vs. Predator is a DirectX 11 science fiction first-person shooter video game, developed by Rebellion Developments. Available as a standalone benchmark, on default settings the benchmark uses 1920x1080 with high AF settings. Results are reported as the average frame rate across 4 runs.

AVP - One 5850

AVP - Two 5850

AVP - One 580

AVP - Two 580

Dirt 3

Dirt 3 is a rallying video game and the third in the Dirt series of the Colin McRae Rally series, developed and published by Codemasters. Using the in game benchmark, Dirt 3 is run at 1920x1080 with full graphical settings. Results are reported as the average frame rate across 4 runs.

Dirt 3 - One 5850

Dirt 3 - Two 5850

Dirt 3 - One 580

Dirt 3 - Two 580


Metro 2033 is a challenging DX11 benchmark that challenges every system that tries to run it at any high-end settings. Developed by 4A Games and released in March 2010, we use the inbuilt DirectX 11 Frontline benchmark to test the hardware at 1920x1080 with full graphical settings. Results are given as the average frame rate from 10 runs.

Metro2033 - One 5850

Metro2033 - Two 5850

Metro2033 - One 580

Metro2033 - Two 580

GPU Conclusions

While the MSI Big Bang-XPower II doesn't light up any of our gaming tests, it's never far behind in any of them. Technically the worst result is in dual GTX 580s for Dirt3, where the board is in the middle of the pack at 130.91 FPS, compared to our best result of 135.31 FPS.

Computational Benchmarks Final Words


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  • physical - Saturday, February 25, 2012 - link

    I really don't like firearm themed heatsinks... I don't really like any sort of novelty heatsink. It makes my expensive components look cheap. Reply
  • CloudFire - Saturday, February 25, 2012 - link

    Completely agree with you. It annoys me when companies put on gimmicky designs such as bullets/firearms as heatsinks. I've seen plenty of creative/awesome heatsink designs that uses unique angular designs and looks amazing, instead of this crappy feel of "firearms". It's a computer motherboard for crying out loud, not a damn rifle. One thing's for sure, I will never buy any product that has heatsinks looking like that. Reply
  • essemzed - Saturday, February 25, 2012 - link


    I would also add that being totally at ease with my penis and its performance, I do not feel compelled to find comfort in the purchase of this childish motherboard.

    (apologies for my broken english!)

  • Bownce - Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - link

    Freud wrote, "A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity". Time to give the firearm bashing a rest and get back to tech. Reply
  • g00ey - Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - link

    Sorry, but Freud never wrote that. The statement is a misconception and a paraphrase of Freud's work from "Guns, Murders, and the Constitution" (February 1990) by Don B. Kates, Jr. Reply
  • bigboxes - Saturday, February 25, 2012 - link

    Anyways.... if you're through with your childish rant... who cares what it looks like? Look at the benchmarks, the feature set and the supplied software. If you don't have a window in your case why on Earth would you care what it looks like? Function over form is what I always say. Reply
  • CloudFire - Sunday, February 26, 2012 - link

    Anyways, if you're through with your narrow point of view, what if someone has a window on their case and care what the mobo looks likes? I never knew that having an opinion that differs from yours, hail the almighty, makes that person childish. Get off your high horse. Reply
  • Sabresiberian - Sunday, February 26, 2012 - link

    It's interesting that you claim bigboxes has a "narrow point of view", when you say you would never use a mainboard that uses firearm themed heatsinks.

    While I'm not thrilled with the heatsink looks in the pictures, if this board fit my needs the best, I'm not going to shoot myself in the foot by not using it because I think the heatsinks are ugly.

    Appearance is largely a matter of personal taste in these things anyway. I rarely find fault in another person's desire for different esthetics than me, just in them finding fault in mine.

  • CloudFire - Sunday, February 26, 2012 - link

    I agree with you, everyone has their own personal opinion and it is about personal taste in esthetics. I merely voiced my own opinion but when someone else comes in and starts an ad hominem attack about how someone else opinion's is "childish" because it differs from theirs, then I would say that is a narrow point of view. Any person could have simply disagreed respectfully like how adults do and it would have been perfectly fine.

    Just like for you, if you used this board for it's features, I would have no problem and would not find any fault in your decision because it is your own opinion which I respect.

  • Ben90 - Sunday, February 26, 2012 - link

    The motherboard would look cool as hell if it wasn't for the Gatling gun and stupid heatsink. While I agree looks aren't everything, this mobo just screams "I'm a giant fag". Reply

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