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 we are seeing similar performance improvements with the Eclipse Plus over other MSI offerings we tested. These MSI boards seem to have a slight edge when gaming and with quad SLI and CrossFireX available on the Eclipse Plus then high-definition gamers should definite put this board on their Christmas lists this year.


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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More solid gaming numbers from another MSI motherboard. While anything over 60 FPS is considered overkill for gaming, the MSI Eclipse Plus is consistent with its brethren our Crysis Warhead benchmark.


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


 

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All our Far Cry 2 benchmark results are withing a few FPS of each other, which isn’t enough to say one board is better than the other. Anything over 60 FPS is more than enough for gaming anyways. What’s good to note is how the Eclipse Plus seems to be more mature than the other MSI boards. During our benchmarks, it seemed to run a bit smoother during testing, which could point to the video driver or other revisions associated with the Eclipse Plus.

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