Asus P5B-E Plus socket 775 Motherboard p965

Test Results - 3DMark05, 3DMark06 and CS:Source

Page <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script> Posted 17/12/06
Author: Matthew Kemp (kempez)
Product Acquired: Asus


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.

asus p5b-e plus 3dmark05

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The P5B-E Plus seems to thrive in situations where PCI-e bandwidth is needed for gaming performance at higher resolutions, but suffers when the CPU needs bandwidth. Pretty strange results.

Counter Strike: Source - 1024 x 768

Counter Strike: Source is a hugely popular online FPS game based on the Source engine by Valve. This will show what a typical gamer will play on their PC and is a great indication of real-world gaming performance as the engine is so scalable.

asus p5b-e plus

The Asus board does very well in a gaming situation again.

Counter Strike: Source - 1280 x 1024

I tested in a higher res for those who like more detail.

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Slightly lower on the minimum FPS, the Asus keeps up a more healthy average whilst gaming.

I was a little dubious that the motherboard could have such a boost in just gaming situations but after extensive testing to make sure it seems that those valuable few FPS are gained by the board over the others tested.

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Most Recent Comments

28-12-2006, 08:45:01

I think the page 5 32million Super Pi test graph is wrong? 19 sec 32mil test??

Edit: Looks like a sweet arse board!Quote

28-12-2006, 08:46:11

Bah ye tis in Minutes

Frag u @ home?Quote

28-12-2006, 08:47:36

Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
Bah ye tis in Minutes

Frag u @ home?
Nah sorry mate, @ work Quote

28-12-2006, 09:16:43

Changed with some faffing Quote

28-12-2006, 12:28:34

Good board but I'm glad I didn't purchase it. 2.1v vDimm would have made me sell it the minute I booted it up.

Anyway, extremely thorough review Kemp. Looks great!Quote

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