Gaming: Doom 3 and Far Cry 1.3
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.
This is a custom demo we use in various PCP articles, run three times and average the second and third iterations.
Though the performance gains are a bit smaller here on our more modern game benchmarks, we are still seeing the Asus board with a slight lead over the reference platform. Not enough to catch the AMD processor in gaming yet, but getting closer.