XFX 650i Ultra Socket 775 Motherboard
Published: 5th June 2007 | Source: XFX | Price: |
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. I was a little dubious of the gaming performance of the board after the memory benchmarks so here goes...
3dMark06 is the latest in the benchmarking tests from Futuremark. It has a lot of DirectX 9.0c features such as HDR and use of Shader model 3.0.
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. With XFX doing so well in the 3DMark benchmark set, will it continue to do so here?
Counter Strike: Source - 1280 x 1024
I tested in a higher res for those who like more detail.
After some more testing with a couple of other cards it seems the XFX really does very well in gaming and I was thoroughly impressed.