AMD's 690G/V Series Chipset Preview And Performance Testing

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Worldbench 5.0: 3ds Max, WME 9 & Mozilla Multi-Tasking


PC World's Worldbench 5.0: 3ds Max
More Real-World Application Performance

Up next, we have performance results of WB 5.0's 3ds Max (Direct 3D) test. A number of different 3D objects are rendered and animated in this test, and the entire time needed to complete the tasks is then recorded. As is the case with all of the individual Worldbench tests, a lower score here indicates better performance.

With discrete graphics, all three systems posted results within 4 seconds of each other on average.  However, when each test machine's integrated graphics were used, the AMD 690 based board suffered the most by allocating 256MBs of system memory to the frame buffer, trailing by 10 seconds compared to the 430/6100 and 15 seconds compared to the 430/6150 series board. 

Windows Media Encoder 9 & Mozilla Multi-Tasking
Digital Video Encoding

In our next test, which is also part of the Worldbench 5.0 suite, a video is encoded using Windows Media Encoder, while an instance of the Mozilla browser is running and navigating through various cached HTML pages. Because the system is multi-tasking with two different applications, this test is more taxing of the system and its dual core processor.

In this test, the 430/6150 series boards enjoyed a lead of 25 seconds on average, while the 430/6100 based board weighed in as the slowest of the three systems.  Neither system showed any ill effects from sharing memory with integrated graphics.

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