Asus P5K vs Asus P5K3 Benchmarks (DDR2 vs DDR3)
Published: 16th July 2007 | Source: Asus | Price: |Gaming Test Results
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.