Asus P5K vs Asus P5K3 Benchmarks (DDR2 vs DDR3)

3DMark, Quake4, FEAR & CS:Source

Gaming Test Results

3DMark3DMark

3DMark is a popular synthetic gaming benchmark used by many gamers and overclockers to gauge the performance of their PC's. All 3DMark runs were performed 3 times with averages being calculated from each of the results.

Asus P5K3 Deluxe 3DMark05 Asus P5K3 Deluxe 3DMark06


FEAR

F.E.A.R. is a game based on the Lithtech Jupiter EX engine. It has volumetric lighting, soft shadows, parallax mapping and particle effects. Included in the game is a benchmark facility that taxes the entire PC system. This benchmark was run 3 times to ensure uniformity of results.

Asus P5K3 Deluxe FEAR


Quake4

Quake 4 is a game built on the Doom 3 engine. Benchmarking was performed using Quake4Bench and a custom timedemo recording along with 4xAA, 8xAF settings at a resolution of 1280x1024.

Asus P5K3 Deluxe Quake4


CSS

Counter-Strike:Source is a popular multi-player FPS based on the extremely scaleable Source engine. The game takes advantage of many DirectX 9.0c features, but is fairly undemanding on the GPU and tends to thrive on systems with fast CPU's and Memory.

Asus P5K3 Deluxe CSS


Result Observations

Both F.E.A.R and Quake4 produced almost identical results from the P5K and P5K3 systems, possibly indicating that the ATI X1950Pro graphics card used in the test was a bottleneck in the overall system performance. 3DMark was a similar affair, with the P5K3 snatching the lead by only a handfull of points.

Counter-Strike:Source was a slightly different story, showing a healthy increase of almost 10fps on the DDR3 setup.
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Most Recent Comments

16-07-2007, 07:56:34

JN
"After reviewing the Asus P5K DDR2 based motherboard just over a month ago, we were left wondering how the DDR3 based P5K3 would compare. Today we're back with both boards in a head to head DDR2 vs DDR3 battle!"

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...145702736s.jpg

Linkage

16-07-2007, 08:02:31

Ham
looks the same as the ddr vs ddr2 when it came out too me...

Nice job jim.

16-07-2007, 09:58:45

Mr. Smith
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Ham'
looks the same as the ddr vs ddr2 when it came out too me...
I wasn't into pc's back then so I don't have any experience with ddr.

Is it safe to say that ddr2 now owns ddr in terms of performance?

I'm wondering if it is simply a matter of time before ddr3 really comes on with speeds of 2ghz and 5-5-5-15 timings and puts the nail in ddr2's coffin...

Nice work btw. I for one won't be buying a new mobo/ram until nehlam by the looks of this.

I was toying with getting another 2gb kit of cellshocks in the next month. Not sure what benefit I would get with 32bit XP pro... Hmmm.

16-07-2007, 10:07:48

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Mr. Smith'
I wasn't into pc's back then so I don't have any experience with ddr.

Is it safe to say that ddr2 now owns ddr in terms of performance?
Yeah pretty much, tho someone at OCZ told me that a Conroe on a DDR board beat the cr@p out of a DDR2 setup. Apparently it really liked the low latencies of DDR.

Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Mr. Smith'

I'm wondering if it is simply a matter of time before ddr3 really comes on with speeds of 2ghz and 5-5-5-15 timings and puts the nail in ddr2's coffin...
Deffo. Now they're tightening the timings of the DDR3 it'll soon be kicking DDR2's a$$ IMO.

I'm going to see if we can get hold of some of that Kingston 5-5-5-15 DDR3 and put it up against the 7-7-7-20 stuff and maybe some DDR2.

16-07-2007, 10:29:25

Mr. Smith
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='XMS'
Yeah pretty much, tho someone at OCZ told me that a Conroe on a DDR board beat the cr@p out of a DDR2 setup. Apparently it really liked the low latencies of DDR.
:eh: c2d and ddr beat c2d and ddr2?

Quote:
Originally Posted by name='XMS'
I'm going to see if we can get hold of some of that Kingston 5-5-5-15 DDR3 and put it up against the 7-7-7-20 stuff and maybe some DDR2.
Yeah those Kingston sticks look nice. Some company I haven't really heard of released some 1600mhz ddr3 the other day... CL10 though. Look

16-07-2007, 10:35:15

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Mr. Smith'
:eh: c2d and ddr beat c2d and ddr2?
Apparently so...I wasn't quite sure whether to believe it either. I think it was running with timings of 2-2-2-something

16-07-2007, 10:40:32

Ham
They must had some seriously crazy test bed for that. Rather than just the ASRock 4coredual-vsta...
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