Gaming – Doom 3, Need for Speed, Warhammer 40K

Doom 3

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1024×768. HIGH details, all effects. No anti-aliasing.

Doom 3 pushes the boundaries of both graphics and hardware. Here we see the Abit KV8 Pro performing on par with the nForce 3 and throttling the older nForce 2.

Need for Speed: Underground

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1280×1024. HIGH details and all effects ON / HIGH.

In this DirectX 9 game, the Abit KV8 Pro shows a strong lead over all other boards. More importantly, the minimum frame rate is faster than all other boards which means a smoother game overall. Keep in mind that because VSynch is enabled, even a difference of 2 FPS is significant.

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War

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1280×1024. All effects and details ON / HIGH.

Here we see all boards performing about the same in Relic’s latest real-time strategy game. Minimum frame rates are pretty poor and is occurs when fighting breaks out inside a base. Since VSynch is disabled, the small differences in scores aren’t as significant compared to the differences seen in Doom and Need For Speed.

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