Gaming: Doom 3 and Far Cry 1.3

Doom 3


I ran the default timedemo, ‘timedemo demo 1’, three times on each resolution and quality setting, and took the average of the second and third scores.  We ignored the first one as it was always much slower than the following ones as the game was caching textures off the hard drive.  The tests were done in Medium Quality and in both 0xAA and 4xAA modes. 

Gigabyte K8NXP-SLI nForce4 SLI Motherboard - Motherboards 57

Gigabyte K8NXP-SLI nForce4 SLI Motherboard - Motherboards 58

The Gigabyte K8NXP-SLI board shows a very tiny performance delta over the Asus SLI motherboard in Doom 3 using our single GPU test setup.  It’s obvious here that the Intel system is out matched. 

Far Cry


This is a custom demo we use in various PCP articles, run three times and average the second and third run throughs. 

Gigabyte K8NXP-SLI nForce4 SLI Motherboard - Motherboards 59

Gigabyte K8NXP-SLI nForce4 SLI Motherboard - Motherboards 60

At the lowest resolution and detail level, the Gigabyte SLI motherboard is able to beat the Asus board by almost 4 FPS, but once the detail increases, the scores level out.

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