Gaming Tests

3DMark Vantage
A reliable and popular benchmark, 3DMark Vantage can provide a good insight into overall gaming performance of a system.


 

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Again you can see the performance differences between all four of these boards in our 3DMark Vantage benchmark. It doesn’t surprise this reviewer that both the MSI Eclipse and X58 Platinum have similar scores because they have very similar feature sets. 


Crysis Warhead
One of the most visually impressive games ever built, Crysis Warhead also has an incredibly realistic physics and simulation engine.


 

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Finally, the MSI offerings come out on top in a significant way. While anything over 60 FPS is considered overkill for gaming, the MSI Eclipse seems to have found its groove in our Crysis Warhead benchmark.


Far Cry 2
Far Cry 2 pairs impressive visuals with a truly interactive and destructible environment.


 

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Both Gigabyte motherboards seem to even the playing field a bit in our Far Cry 2 benchmark. All of these scores are quite good, but in terms of overall FPS scores, the Gigabyte X58 boards seem to have a slight advantage over the MSI Eclipse and X58 Platinum.

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