ASUS M2R32-MVP vs ECS KA3 MVP Extreme: CrossFire Xpress 3200 Shootout

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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 World Bench 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 with all of the individual Worldbench tests, a lower score indicates better performance.

With the 3D Studio Max test, the ASUS M2R32-MVP proved to be slightly more efficient, completing the test 3 seconds faster than the ECS KA3 MVP Extreme.


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 final World Bench 5 test, the ASUS M2R32-MVP was once again the better performer, this time by the widest margins yet.  With the multithreaded test, the ASUS board topped the ECS model by 8 seconds overall.  While 8 seconds may sound like a lot, it only equates to a 2% performance advantage.

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