Abit AB9 P965 Conroe Motherboard

Test Results - 3DMark05, 3DMark06 and Counter Strike Source


3DMark05 is a benchmark that relies heavily upon DX 8 and DX 9 shader paths. 3DMark05 is very useful benchmark to give us numbers to compare systems. It does give a decent indicator of gaming performance, and includes a couple of CPU benchmarks.

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Although pretty GPU bound, this shows that the Abit is very capable of producing excellent results. At lower resolutions it scored excellently, especially in the CPU score (not shown).


As with 3DMark05, 3DMark06 is a good reference examination for a gaming PC. With a couple of very tough CPU benchmarks and graphics tests heavily relying on DirectX 9.0x features, this really is a test for your gaming system. Remember that the lower resolution tests give the CPU more of a workout as the GPU gets loaded less.

3dmark06 abit ab9

With the ultra stressful 3DMark06 the Abit still copes well, gaining a reasonable score with the X1600. Comparisons on the web show that this is decent and the Abit performed well.

Counter Strike: Source

Counter Strike: Source is a hugely popular FPS game based on the Source engine by Valve. This will show what a typical gamer will play on their PC and is a good benchmark.

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The framerate at 1280 x 1024 was pretty decent, with only a couple of drops below 60FPS.

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The board shows it can uphold good FPS alongside the X1600Pro.

Overall the gaming performance of the board was very nice. If your buying this board to game on then you won't be disappointed.

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Most Recent Comments

21-09-2006, 03:36:24

We take this P965 chipset Abit and give it some real tests

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21-09-2006, 06:26:29

Nice review mate, very well put together! And the board looks nice too Quote

21-09-2006, 06:51:09

Hot pink BIOS Nice one kemp, once again a great and thorough review Quote

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