OpenGL Gaming – Doom 3, Warhammer 40K

Doom 3

Elitegroup ECS 755-A2 Socket 754 Motherboard - Motherboards 36
1024×768. HIGH details, all effects. No anti-aliasing.

As predicted by 3DMark and Aquamark, here we see the ECS 755-A2 lagging behind the other competing chipsets. Though an average frame rate of 50 FPS is nothing to complain about, the minimum of 19 FPS is. Having a game drop below 30 FPS resulted in noticeable lag and dropped frames especially annoying in the middle of a fight.

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War

Elitegroup ECS 755-A2 Socket 754 Motherboard - Motherboards 37
1280×1024. All effects and details ON / HIGH.

Dawn of War is another OpenGL game like Doom 3, and like Doom 3 the ECS 755-A2 can’t keep up with the other systems. The average 30 FPS is a pretty poor result, but more importantly the 12 FPS minimum frame rate is unplayable. These low frame rates occurred during base battles, but the fact they occur makes the ECS 755-A2 unattractive.

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