3DMark06 and CineBench Tests
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 3DMark06 scores here aren’t a true comparison either — the AMD chipset motherboard is using a much slower graphics card; the 7600 GT while the nForce 650i Ultra motherboard sports an ATI X1950 XTX graphics card.
This new addition to the CineBench testing program updates the code to run in 64-bit mode if the user desires. We are still using the 32-bit Windows here, so not a lot has changed though scores between versions are not comparable.
The 650i Ultra motherboard performs well here and is able to pass up the rendering speed of the AMD platform with the integrated memory controller.