General System Performance
Lacking a better placement for benchmark results like this, we’ll first look at how the two motherboards compared in overall system performance in both PCMark05 and World Bench 5.
PCMark, from the makers of the 3DMark series, tests various aspects of the system and reports the results back in a normalized score.
World Bench 5
World Bench runs the system through a series of real world benchmarking scenarios from video editing to multitasking. We’ll be looking at the individual scores on the coming pages.
Though this World Bench result shows a big lead for the NVIDIA chipset, the score difference is due to two tests not completing on our ATI motherboard. We’ll have to look at the individual scores to find out how the ATI AM2 reference board performs.