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Low-Resolution Gaming: ET:  Quake Wars and Crysis
Taking the GPU out of the Equation

For our next set of tests, we moved on to some in-game benchmarking with ET Quake Wars and Crysis. When testing processors and motherboards in these games, we drop the resolution to 800x600 and reduce all of the in-game graphical options to their minimum values to isolate CPU and memory performance as much as possible. However, any 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.

With the Republic of Gamers logo plastered all over the packaging and board, we had hoped that the Maximus II Gene would somehow stand-out when it came to the gaming benchmarks.  It might not have produced the highest frame rates - those went to Gigabyte's EP45-UD4P - but the performance was right up there with the rest.

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