Abit AB9 P965 Conroe Motherboard
Published: 21st September 2006 | Source: Abit | Price: |3DMark05
3DMark05 is a benchmark that relies heavily upon DX 8 and DX 9 shader paths. 3DMark05 is very useful benchmark to give us numbers to compare systems. It does give a decent indicator of gaming performance, and includes a couple of CPU benchmarks.
As with 3DMark05, 3DMark06 is a good reference examination for a gaming PC. With a couple of very tough CPU benchmarks and graphics tests heavily relying on DirectX 9.0x features, this really is a test for your gaming system. Remember that the lower resolution tests give the CPU more of a workout as the GPU gets loaded less.
Counter Strike: Source
Counter Strike: Source is a hugely popular FPS game based on the Source engine by Valve. This will show what a typical gamer will play on their PC and is a good benchmark.