Gaming

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.

FEAR v1.03

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. 

EVGA's NVIDIA nForce 680i Chipset for the Intel Platform - Chipsets 126

EVGA's NVIDIA nForce 680i Chipset for the Intel Platform - Chipsets 127

Call of Duty 2 v1.01

We ran CoD2 at 1024×768 with the GPU settings at Medium.

EVGA's NVIDIA nForce 680i Chipset for the Intel Platform - Chipsets 128

EVGA's NVIDIA nForce 680i Chipset for the Intel Platform - Chipsets 129

3DMark06 v1.02

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.

EVGA's NVIDIA nForce 680i Chipset for the Intel Platform - Chipsets 130

EVGA's NVIDIA nForce 680i Chipset for the Intel Platform - Chipsets 131

Here the EVGA 680i motherboard has a very slight edge in our gaming tests, but all three boards are giving great scores.

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