Asus mATX ROG Rampage II Gene X58 Motherboard
Ubisoft has developed a new engine specifically for Far Cry 2, called Dunia, meaning "world", "earth" or "living" in Parsi. The engine takes advantage of multi-core processors as well as multiple processors and supports DirectX 9 as well as DirectX 10. Running the Far Cry 2 benchmark tool the test was run 5 times with the highest and lowest scores being omitted and the average calculated from the remaining 3.
While not dominating the pack by any stretch of the imagination, the Rampage II Gene does score highly and is among the top performers in each benchmarks, indeed leading the pack in our Far Cry 2 test. The Rampage II is more than just a gaming motherboard though as our previous results have shown and has a lot more to offer than just an increase in frames per second. Overall though it has been a 'Topsy turvy' display so it will make interesting reading to see how PCMark Vantage interprets the motherboard.
Let's take a look at it's overall performance...