Abit SLI Motherboard Showcase
Next up, we ran Kribibench, a 3D rendering benchmark produced by the folks at Adept Development. Kribibench is an SSE aware software renderer. A 3D model is rendered and animated by the host CPU, and the average frame rate is reported. We used two of the included models with this benchmark: a "Sponge Explode" model consisting of over 19.2 million polygons and a gargantuan "Ultra" model that is comprised of over 16 billion polys...
The Intel powered Abit NI8 SLI came away with a pair of victories in the two Kribibench tests we ran, thanks to its higher-clocked, Hyper-Threaded processor. The two AMD powered systems ran neck-and-neck in both tests, with the Abit Fatal1ty AN8 SLI finishing just shy of the Sapphire PI-A9RX480 in both. The Abit NI8 SLI, however, was 10% to 12% faster than either in both tests.