XFX nForce 630i Socket 775 mATX Motherboard

3D Gaming Results

QUAKE 4
 
Quake 4 is a game built on the Doom 3 engine. Benchmarking was performed using Quake4Bench and a custom timedemo recording along with 0xAA, 0xAF settings at a resolution of 1024x768. The benchmark was set to run a total of 5 times, with Quake4Bench automatically calculating an average result at the end of the run.
 
Quake 4
 
 
BIOSHOCK
 
Bioshock is a recent FPS shooter by 2K games. Based on the UT3 engine it has a large amount of advanced DirectX techniques including excellent water rendering and superb lighting and smoke techniques. All results were recorded using F.R.A.P.S with a total of 5 identical runs through the same area of the game. The highest and lowest results were then removed, with an average being calculated from the remaining 3 results.
 
BIOSHOCK
 
 
Result Observations
 
During the 3D gaming phase we see very little difference between the two motherboards. Quake 4 results are almost dead even, and the difference of 1 FPS in BIOSHOCK is hardly worth splitting hairs over. However, looking at the results for both Quake 4 and BIOSHOCK we can see that both motherboards and their integrated graphics solutions simply do not supply enough fire power to make the games playable, nor enjoyable. The inclusion of a discrete graphics card is a must if you are looking at gaming on any recent releases.
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Most Recent Comments

26-02-2008, 19:59:05

FarFarAway
Another HTPC type of motherboard, this time from XFX

How does it do? Clicky here to find out

27-02-2008, 04:08:22

kataras
any chance of seeing how it performs rendering 1080p HD video (ie percentage of cpu power used) as im in a process of looking for htpc (to go with my 40" 1080p sammy yummy!) mobo and would love to know hows the hd playback on this one.

27-02-2008, 04:23:46

PV5150
I can do that for you mate

27-02-2008, 05:27:06

FarFarAway
Does the IGPU do 1080p?

28-02-2008, 12:03:57

BUFF
"During the overclocking phase of this review it is interesting to note that the chipset heatsink was frightfully hot to the touch, and more than likely detrimental to the overall performance of the motherboard. "

when nVidia went from having separate nb & sb on 6xxx IGP to an all in one on 7xxx I'm sure that it became cheaper for them to produce (& hence probably more profitable for them) but it definitely resulted in increased chipset temps.

I've got abit's I-N73HD based on the same chipset here to play with once I acquire a spare CPU.
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