Abit IP35 Pro Intel socket 775 Motherboard
Author: Matt Kemp
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. After mixed results in our memory tests, I wonder how the IP35 will do here.
3dMark06 is the latest in the benchmarking tests from Futuremark. It has a lot of DirectX 9.0c features such as HDR and use of Shader model 3.0. Will the IP35 repeat the previous resultsin 3DMark05?
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. The IP35 pro has done pretty well in the synthetics, but will it do well here?
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