Biostar TA890FXE Review
Dedicated Graphics Performance
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.
Across 3DMark Vantage's 3D Tests the two systems perform similarly, with the Biostar sporting a slight lead.
PCMark Vantage is Futuremark's flagship "System Wide" benchmark. With a large focus on day to day operations, it's an excellent means of judging the capability of a computer as a whole.
Meanwhile in PCMark Vantage, we find that the two boards exchange punches across the series of tests with the Biostar ending up as the winner.
Crysis Warhead is without a doubt one hard nut to crack, especially at higher resolutions and a dash of Anti Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering.
There isn't much to report in Crysis Warhead, however the game's hefty GPU dependency means that not even a substantial processor overclock will make a significant difference.
Far Cry 2
Far Cry 2 is based on a rather demanding engine and also has a fair level of GPU dependency at higher resolutions. For this test, we used the game's comprehensive benchmarking tool.
The processor overclock pays great dividents in Far Cry 2, while again the two stock results fight it out with just a small performance difference between them.
DiRT2 is a very recent race driving game, known for it's Direct X 11 support. Let's crank up the settings and give it a whirl...
Much like Far Cry 2, the overclocked platform edges ahead slightly but the nature of the game makes the quality of game play identical across all three configurations.
Just Cause 2
Finally we get to the Just Cause 2 Benchmark. The level of eyecandy within this game makes the nature of component dependency very similar to Crysis Warhead; particularly at 1920x1080. Regardless, we end on a positive note with very little differentiating the two products.