YoYoTech Intel Spartan 300 Gaming System

Quake4, GRID & Unreal Tournament III

 
Quake 4 is a game built on the Doom 3 engine. Benchmarking was performed using Quake4Bench and a custom timedemo recording. The benchmark was set to run a total of 5 times, with Quake4Bench automatically calculating an average result at the end of the run.
 
YoYoTech - Quake4 
 
 
 
 
Race Driver: Grid is a visually taxing game that perhaps represents a challenge to any graphics system. The benchmark was run a total of 5 times using Fraps with the highest and lowest scores removed leaving  the remaining 3 runs to calculate the average fps.
 
 YoYoTech - GRID
 
 
YoYoTech - Unreal Tournament III
 
Unreal Tournament 3 is the highly anticipated game from Epic Games and Midway. The game uses the latest Unreal engine, which combines fast gameplay along with high quality textures and lighting effects. All benchmarks were performed using UTbench with a fly-by of the DM-BioHazard map. As usual, all benchmarks were performed 5 times, with the highest and lowest results being removed and an average calculated from the remaining three.
 
YoYoTech - UT3
 
 
Result Observations
 
The Spartan 300 made light work of Unreal Tournament III at both 1900x1200 and 1280x1024 resolutions in DX10 mode with all detail turned up High, and even managed to produce a smooth framerate on GRID with medium settings and 2xAA. Just for a laugh we did try increasing the settings to High/4xAA on GRID which is extremely taxing for any system, and as expected the framerate dipped into the single figures with a rather nasty slideshow.
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Most Recent Comments

30-07-2008, 17:03:47

Rastalovich
I`ll open by being brutally honest in that I`ve never forgiven YoYoTech for advertizing the IX38-MAX, and it of course not making the shops

However, great review Jim, and I have equally be honest that if some1 came to me with the story we all get "can u build me a pc" - for £500, I`d point them at this. Jim had to technicalities.. but here`s the beauty about it - the person who bought it wouldn`t be on my phone all the time with an issue That my friends is priceless.

Once going and benching is pretty darn decent, and there`s a fair bit of expansion u can add to it in the future - which is the downfall of most pre-made systems.

Good stuff.

http://www.yoyotech.co.uk/demos/Imag...-animation.gifQuote

30-07-2008, 17:04:31

FarFarAway
Cracking VFM, shame about the slight issues. Still, they've stretched £500 a long wayQuote

30-07-2008, 20:15:20

BUFF
Several times you mention the mobo as a P45 chipset but it's not, it's a P43.

Rumour has it that P43 has been constrained to ~400fsb (way down on P45) for overclocking which I would love you to test if you still have the system.Quote

30-07-2008, 21:52:31

WC Annihilus
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='BUFF'
Several times you mention the mobo as a P45 chipset but it's not, it's a P43.
Fixed, good catchQuote

31-07-2008, 01:10:02

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='BUFF'
Several times you mention the mobo as a P45 chipset but it's not, it's a P43.

Rumour has it that P43 has been constrained to ~400fsb (way down on P45) for overclocking which I would love you to test if you still have the system.
From what I've been told the board that was used in that system is actually a P45 board and MSI have just changed the sticker on it to read P43 so that they can sell it at a lower price.

If you check the pics in the review, have a look at the model number printed on the PCB and punch it into Google.

Maybe MSI have done something to it...but to me it looked like a P45 with a sticker on it.Quote
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