Asus P5K vs Asus P5K3 Benchmarks (DDR2 vs DDR3)

3DMark, Quake4, FEAR & CS:Source

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.

Asus P5K3 Deluxe 3DMark05 Asus P5K3 Deluxe 3DMark06


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


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


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

"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!"


16-07-2007, 08:02:31

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

Nice job jim.Quote

16-07-2007, 09:58:45

Mr. Smith
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.Quote

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