Asus A8R32-MVP Deluxe: ATI CrossFire Xpress 3200 Chipset Launched
Cinebench 2003 & 3DMark05: CPU
The Cinebench 2003 benchmark is an OpenGL 3D rendering performance test, based on the commercially available Cinema 4D application. This is a multi-threaded, multi-processor aware benchmark that renders a single 3D scene and tracks the length of the entire process. The time it took each test system to render the entire scene is represented in the graph below (listed in seconds).
Our results in the Cinebench 2003 benchmark essentially mirrored what we saw with Kribibench. The time around though the CrossFire Xpress 3200 trailed its competition slightly, but for all intents and purposed this one is another tie between the AMD powered rigs.
3DMark05's built-in CPU test is a multi-threaded "gaming related" DirectX metric that's useful for comparing relative performance between similarly equipped systems. This test consists of two different 3D scenes that are generated with a software renderer, which is dependant on the host CPU's performance. This means that the calculations normally reserved for your 3D accelerator are instead sent to the central processor. The number of frames generated per second in each test are used to determine the final score.
It was another close call with the CPU benchmark that's incorporated into 3DMark05. The CrossFire Xpress powered A8R32-MVP technically finished with the highest score of the AMD based systems, followed very closely behind by the nForce 4 SLIX16 and then the Radeon Xpress 200. Because this is a multi-threaded test, the 955XE came out on top, but even its margin of victory was not that great.