Abit AW9D Max socket 775 Motherboard

Test Results - 3DMark05, 3DMark06 and CS:Source

3DMark05

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

PV5150
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

Linky to the article here

14-09-2006, 06:16:37

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

14-09-2006, 06:22:01

FarFarAway
Quote:
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??

14-09-2006, 06:31:11

FragTek
I'm pretty sure it was Seagate

14-09-2006, 07:48:04

FarFarAway
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='FragTek'
I'm pretty sure it was Seagate
Seagate were the first to get a drive out but I know Hitachi were heavily involved in the development

14-09-2006, 10:34:51

Phnom_Penh
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
Seagate were the first to get a drive out but I know Hitachi were heavily involved in the development
Nah, twas Toshiba who got a perp drive out first .

14-09-2006, 13:38:04

nathan
just like to mention i hate WD!

14-09-2006, 21:51:13

PV5150
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='nathan'
just like to mention i hate WD!
Why's that mate? WD make some insanely fast drives! Have you had a bad run with them?
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