Abit AW9D Max socket 775 Motherboard

Test Results - 3DMark05, 3DMark06 and CS: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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There was a very slight increase in 3DMarks at the lower more CPU-bound resolution

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The same pattern emerges, although the slightly more testing 3DMark06 gives a bit more of an increase.

Counter Strike: Source

Counter Strike: Source is a hugely popular online FPS game based on the Source engine by Valve. This will show what a typical gamer will play on their PC and is a great indication of real-world gaming performance as the engine is so scalable.

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There is very little difference in FPS between the boards, although the AW9D Max gives a slight increase.

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Counter Strike: Source seems to go the opposite way to 3DMark. The FPS increase at higher resolutions was more than at lower resolutions. The AW9D Max saw a decent increase of around 2FPS at the higher resolution.

Overall gaming performance on the AW9D Max was excellent, more to come on that later on!

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Most Recent Comments

14-09-2006, 04:44:45

There's nothing like competition from an established manufacturer, to cause HDD prices to fall; especially with relatively new, but evolving technology. What are your thoughts on WD's foray into the world of perpendicular recording? Let us know

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14-09-2006, 06:16:37

I'm surprised that Seagate didn't patent this technology! Looks good though, I wonder who the first to make a 2gb drive will be Quote

14-09-2006, 06:22:01

Originally Posted by name='FragTek'
I'm surprised that Seagate didn't patent this technology! Looks good though, I wonder who the first to make a 2gb drive will be
I thought Hitachi were the ones who invented it??Quote

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