Our gaming tests set out to find games that were heavily CPU dependent in order to test for platform differences. Games at higher resolutions with more emphasis on the GPU won’t show us any differences, if they exist.
These tests were not run in any SLI vs.CrossFire modes as we will be getting to that later.
We ran FEAR at 1024×768 with the CPU settings at maximum and the GPU settings at medium to show any performance differences off of the GPU.
Call of Duty 2 v1.01
We ran CoD2 at 1024×768 with the GPU settings at Medium.
This benchmark is used by many in the enthusiast crowd to compare their systems so we decided it would be good for our readers if we included numbers from our test system here as well.
The Abit AN8 32X shows performance levels we expect to see from the NF4 SLI X16 chipset coupled with the X2 4800+ processor. It has a small lead in our Call of Duty 2 testing, but the real world gaming results would show all three platforms to be very playable.