975X Express Motherboard Round-Up: Foxconn, Abit, and MSI

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Kribibench v1.1


For this next batch of tests, we ran Kribibench v1.1, a 3D rendering benchmark produced by the folks at Adept Development.  Kribibench is an SSE aware software renderer where a 3D model is rendered and animated by the host CPU, and the average frame rate is reported.

Kribibench v1.1

Details: www.adeptdevelopment.com

We used two of the included models with this benchmark; a "Sponge Explode" model consisting of over 19.2 million polygons and the test suite's "Ultra" model that is comprised of over 16 billion polys.


Once again, all of the 975X Express-based motherboards produced very similar results, but the trend witnessed earlier was completely reversed. In our Kribibench testing, the MSI 975X Platinum technically posted the best, tied or followed by the Foxconn board and then the Abit AW0D-MAX. The fraction of a second frame rate differences would hardly bear fruit in the real-world, however.

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