Asus M4A89TD PRO
3DMark Vantage is Futuremarks flagship gaming oriented benchmark at present and is considered to be a demanding one at that. Our tests were carried out under the "Performance" prefix.
Interestingly, the M4A89TD PRO has taken a considerable lead over the M4A89GTD PRO in our 3DMark Vantage test. We were intrigued by the result as the hardware configuration has remained the same and so have the drivers. Initially our M4A89GTD PRO was operating at a lower PCI-Express lane speed due to some confusion with the board's Crossfire switch and this could well be the cause of this.
Crysis Warhead is without a doubt one hard nut to crack, especially at higher resolutions and a dash of Anti Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering.
Crysis Warhead is a heavily GPU dependent release and as such it comes to no surprise that the graphs are rather level.
Microsoft Flight Simulator X
Flight Simulator X remains to be a terribly demanding game for it's age. Known for being very demanding on the CPU but also requiring a level of GPU power in the process, we thought it'd be interesting to see how it faired.
The results achieved are admirable given the settings applied and both testbeds performed very much on par with each other.
DiRT2 is a very recent race driving game, known for it's Direct X 11 support.
It's excellent to see that even the mid range Radeon HD 5670 is capable of holding it's own in this modern day release. The results obtained are very much as expected for our testbed machines.
Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead is a very popular hit and should be an interesting choice to take our testbed for a spin. Let's see how well it performs.
This particular test is arguably a tad weak for the testbed in question however it continues to show both testbeds performing competitively against each other.
That's all folks! Let's wrap this one up...