Abit's Fatal1ty AA8XE
Next up, we used the KribiBench rendering benchmark produced by Adept Development. KribiBench is an SSE aware software renderer. A 3D model is rendered and animated by the host CPU, and the average frames per second are reported. We used two of the included models with this benchmark: an "Exploding Sponge" model consisting of over 19.2 million polygons and an absolutely gargantuan "Ultra" model that comprises over 16 billion polys!
Looking at the graphs above, it's clear that Kribibench clearly favors the Pentium 4 architecture. All of the Pentium 4 / i925XE based systems dominated the Athlon 64 4000+. When rendering the "Exploding Sponge" model, the Abit Fatal1ty technically posted the best frame rate, but a .01 FPS margin of victory most definitely falls within the margin of error in this test. The same goes for the "Ultra" model. When testing with the "Ultra" model, both the Asus and Intel motherboards outpaced the Fatal1ty AA8XE. Their .011 and .01 frame per second performance advantage means very little. For all intents and purposes all of the i925XE powered systems performed identically in these tests.