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GPU Performance: ETQW and Multimedia

For our next set of tests, we moved on to some in-game tests with Enemy Territory: Quake Wars running in its High Quality mode, at a resolution of 1280x1024. Then we move on to some multi-media tests using a handful of videos, encoded using MPEG 2 or H.264 to see how the Intel HD Graphics core handles the workload.

High-Resolution Gaming: Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
Taxing the GPU

Our higher-resolution Enemy Territory:Quake Wars benchmark had the AMD 890GX / Radeon HD 4290 IGP performing just slightly better than the Intel HD Graphics of the Core i5-661, but well ahead of the older 785G.

Max Payne 1080P HD Trailer, Windows Media Player

We played back an assortment of multimedia files on the AMD 890GX to assess its video-playback performance and were pleased with the results. Regardless of the file type or CODEC used, CPU utilization remained very low and image quality was excellent.

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