DFI X58 T3H6 JR mATX Motherboard

3D Gaming Results

 
Crysis is without doubt one of the most visually stunning and hardware-challenging games to date. By using CrysisBench - a tool developed independently of Crysis - we performed a total of 5 timedemo benchmarks using a GPU-intensive pre-recorded demo. To ensure the most accurate results, the highest and lowest benchmark scores were then removed and an average calculated from the remaining three.
 
 


 
Call of Duty 4 is a stunning DirectX 9.0c based game that really looks awesome and has a very full feature set. With lots of advanced lighting, smoke and water effects, the game has excellent explosions along with fast game play. Using the in-built Call Of Duty features, a 10-minute long game play demo was recorded and replayed on each of the GPU's using the /timedemo command a total of 5 times. The highest and lowest FPS results were then removed, with an average being calculated from the remaining 3 results.
 
 
 


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.
 
 
 
Results Analysis

Nothing really interesting can be said regarding the gaming benchmarks as the results echo what I have found over the past few pages. The DFI neither set's itself apart from the crowd nor does it dissappoint scoring average FPS throughout the testing of our three favoured games.
 
Let's take a look at it's overall performance... 
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27-04-2009, 08:11:07

JN
"The best things come in small packages so they say. DFI's mATX motherboard is the latest X58 mainboard to arrive at OC3D for analysis. See how it performs in our latest review..." - by W3bbo

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DFI X58 T3H6 JR mATX Motherboard

27-04-2009, 09:26:28

Ham
Nice job webbo.

I'm happy to see more performance mATX boards springing out and actually making it into production. Now we just need one that's 50 less but still as good .

27-04-2009, 09:43:34

Mul.
DFI's X58 Jr. is certainly a quality base to build one mean, micro sized machine. Nice to see that unlike the other Jr. boards, both PCI-E slots are electrically 16x.

Owned a DFI LP Jr. P45 T2RS for a couple of months and was very impressed with it. DFI's mATX range is looking very good indeed

27-04-2009, 10:10:26

tinytomlogan
Id question wether or not you need a dfi matx, as most people clock the whohas out of them and the insane bios options are half the reason why they buy them.

Not something you need in a HTPC, but chioce is never a bad thing.

Great review matey

27-04-2009, 10:21:18

Mul.
Yeah, those that'll make good use of the rediculously high voltage options and tweaking benefits are likely to be using high end or extreme cooling solutions and that usually means either a very large or no case at all.

However, there are those that still want a top end gaming setup but for whatever reason cannot do with a large chassis sitting around. These motherboards allow users to pack high end components into small but capable cases such as the Sugo SG03 and Lian Li V350 series. A somewhat "niche" market but still a market that's worth targeting

28-04-2009, 08:53:40

w3bbo
Agree with everything above.

28-04-2009, 14:22:37

FarFarAway
Fantastic board really. mATX is a great form factor, especially for those who only have a small corner to tuck a PC away in but still want the best.

Looks like DFI hit the nail on the head

Great review matey!
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