AMD 990FX Mobo Round-Up: Asus, ASRock, Gigabyte

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Low-Res Gaming: Crysis and ET:QW

For our next set of tests, we moved on to some in-game benchmarking with Crysis and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. When testing processors with Crysis or ET:QW, we drop the resolution to 1024x768, and reduce all of the in-game graphical options to their minimum values to isolate CPU and memory performance as much as possible. However, the in-game effects, which control the level of detail for the games' physics engines and particle systems, are left at their maximum values, since these actually do place some load on the CPU rather than GPU.

Low-Resolution Gaming: Crysis and ET: Quake Wars
Taking the GPU out of the Equation (Well, trying to at least)

Our low-resolution game tests show all of the 990FX-based boards holding onto slight leads over the older 890FX-based board, but again the margins are quite small. The same 990FX boards were all grouped tightly together as well, but the Asus board did manage to put up the highest score in both tests, even though they were only slightly higher than the competitions'.

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